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Support for human trafficking victims legislation passes Senate

BISMARCK -- State senators voted unanimously Thursday to allocate $1 million to a pilot project to support victims of human trafficking.Senate Bill 2199 provides funding to the North Dakota Attorney General's Office to develop a model to address ...

BISMARCK - State senators voted unanimously Thursday to allocate $1 million to a pilot project to support victims of human trafficking.
Senate Bill 2199 provides funding to the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office to develop a model to address the needs of trafficking victims during the 2015-17 biennium. The funding also will be used to develop a statewide protocol for intervention and response in human trafficking cases and provide training for those likely to encounter victims.
“This is another effort being placed in our state’s arsenal to assist the victims of this dreadful crime,” said Sen. John Grabinger, D-Jamestown.
The bill also requires the attorney general to report to legislative management during the 2015-16 interim on the status and results of the pilot project.
The bill now moves to the House.

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