The U.S. Senate passed the “Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act” (S. 178) on Wednesday.
NCSL not only assisted in the drafting of anti-trafficking provisions in this bill, which was sponsored by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), but also supported this and other similar anti-trafficking legislation. The bill now goes to the U.S. House of Representatives for a final vote. The president is expected to sign this legislation into law.
This is a comprehensive anti-trafficking bill that addresses all aspects of human trafficking, including law enforcement training, to better identify and apprehend traffickers. It also addresses all aspects of victims’ services and restitution.