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Nessel announces results of Human Trafficking Commission annual report

Leaders set to discuss efforts to combat human trafficking
Posted at 3:46 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 15:46:28-05

LANSING, Mich. — To conclude Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Friday announced the results of the Human Trafficking Commission’s 2020 Annual Report.

The annual report is provided to the governor and state legislature each year to summarize the Commission’s efforts.

Read the full report here.

“Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission has not lost sight of its objectives and has persevered through these challenging times by continuing to raise awareness, provide trainings and outreach and pursue opportunities so that our state is better positioned to address human trafficking,” Nessel said. “I commend each member of the Commission for their devoted efforts and look forward to working with Gov. Whitmer and the Legislature in this new term to advance our legislative proposals and provide additional tools and resources to combat this heinous violation of human rights.”

Looking ahead, the Commission’s goals for 2021 include:

  • Working to reintroduce a legislative package equipped with 30 bills addressing issues related to human trafficking
  • Implementing statewide best practices for interacting with survivors of human trafficking
  • Further expansion of resources available on the recently-redesigned Commission webpage
  • Deployment of safe in-person listening sessions with COVID-19-compliant protocols for victims of human trafficking
  • Identifying additional funding partners

As part of its role on the Commission, the Michigan Department of Attorney General provides information via its website and social media channels to bring awareness to human trafficking.

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