Massachusetts Given Negative National Ranking for its Legal Tools to Combat Human Trafficking
Coakley Encourages Passage of Human Trafficking Bill Currently In Conference Committee
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The following is a statement from Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley on the Polaris Project Report:
"This report highlights the fact that Massachusetts is well behind the rest of the nation in our laws to combat human trafficking. The passage of a human trafficking law would give us the tools to go after those who are exploiting children and other victims right in our own communities. I appreciate the Legislature's quick work in getting the bill to conference and now look forward to its swift passage.
I commend the advocates, law enforcement officers, and victim service providers who do incredible work in spite of a lack of legal tools and support."