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Michigan AG office updates human trafficking webpage

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Posted at 4:49 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 16:49:54-05

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Tuesday announced a major update to her office’s human trafficking website.

The update includes resources and information for the general public, law enforcement and survivors of human trafficking, in addition to detailing the department’s efforts to prosecute human traffickers.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had proclaimed January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month on Tuesday morning.

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“As part of our continued efforts to provide valuable information to the public, we undertook these important revisions to our human trafficking webpage,” Nessel said. “These updates provide more detailed information on human trafficking, the important work of the Commission and our efforts to eradicate these horrible crimes.”

A Michigan law banning human trafficking took effect in 2006, and the department has successfully prosecuted several cases in the year following.

The updated webpage also features a section dedicated to the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission, which is housed within the Michigan Department of Attorney General.

The Commission section includes links to the Human Trafficking Commission Act, along with information regarding Commission members, reports, training and upcoming meeting dates.

Visit the new webpage here.