For Immediate Release - September 25, 2012

AG Coakley Applauds President Obama's Human Trafficking Speech to the Clinton Global Initiative

“Today marks a significant day in the fight against human trafficking. We applaud President Obama for highlighting the egregious crime of human trafficking, and for recognizing it as a major problem that affects not only the international community but also our own communities.”

The President, referring to human trafficking as a ‘debasement of our common humanity,’ announced several initiatives to address the issue, including strengthening the U.S. Government’s zero-tolerance policy on human trafficking in government contracting; providing training to prosecutors, law enforcement, judges, workforce agencies and other professionals in order to help them better detect human trafficking; and increasing services and legal assistance for survivors of human trafficking.


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