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The Prison Pipeline: Helping Trafficking Victims Requires Officer Training, Legal Support

By Larson Binzer

In too many cases, human trafficking victims are wrongly accused and charged with engaging in prostitution. To stop this from happening, correctional officers must be trained to recognize signs of trafficking and victims need to be provided with proper legal support. Find out more about the assistance that is available and what more is needed to help victims.

Law Enforcement and Legislation: “Patronize” and “Solicit” are Two Words That Make a World of Difference

By Terri Galvan, adjunct faculty at American Public University System

Can the words “patronize” and “solicit” make a difference in the fight against sex-trafficking? The current sponsors of HR 2805 think so.

As it stands, a person must recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain or maintain another human being to meet the definition of a sex-trafficker.