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Mississippi House passes human trafficking bill

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Mississippi House passes human trafficking bill

Mississippi House passes human trafficking bill

In a bipartisan move, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed House Bill 571 which strengthens the state’s human trafficking laws.

The bill passed by a vote of 115-1.

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Mississippi House passes human trafficking bill

- in a bipartisan move today, the- mississippi house of- representatives passed house- bill 571, which - strengthens the state's human - trafficking - laws.

- the bill passed by a vote of- 115-1.- news 25's jaylon morris has an- in depth look on the- bill.

- - human trafficking is- one of the fastest growing- criminal industries with- 100-300,000 children prostitute- each year.- however, the mississippi house- of representatives- took a step in the right- direction with house bill 571.- ceo/founder of advocates for- freedom susie harvill, "the mor- any - of us talk about human- trafficking, the more that we - work toward finding - solutions, and doing it as a- team the better."

- the house proposal outlines - providing - blanket immunity to minors, - developing required pathways to- specialized - services for youth survivors of- sex trafficking and - commercial sexual exploitation.- requiring specialized training- - - - to law enforcement to recognize- identify, respond to and suppor- victims of human- trafficking and child - prostitution.

- ceo/founder of advocates for- freedom susie harvill, "it is - going to- make some mandatory reporting - and mandatory changes and it- really- obligates a lot on our child- protective services."

- the bill also clarifies a child- under the age of 18 cannot be - charged with the crime of - prostitution; they would be - taken into protective custody.- harvill tells news 25 if- trafficked kids have to move in- with other foster children, - its pivotal to make sure those- in charge know how to cater to- - -




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