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Human Trafficking Resources

Human Trafficking

The  National Human Trafficking hotline lists Michigan as having the 6th highest number of calls in the U.S. in its 2016 report. The commonly used definition of human trafficking is: the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel another person to perform a profitable labor or sex  act.

Jackson, HRC, (pop. 33,534); Human trafficking ordinance

Clinton Township, massage establishment ordinance

Tackling Human Trafficking at the Local Government Level (MML podcast)

State of Michigan

Michigan statutes
Michigan Penal Code, Chapter LXVIIA, Human Trafficking (Act 328 of 1931)

Human Trafficking Notification Act (PA 62 of 2016)

Human Trafficking Commission Act (PA 325 of 2014)

Human Trafficking Health Advisory Board Act (PA 461 of 2014)

MI Dept of Health and Human Services

MI Dept of Attorney General

Human Trafficking: Making the Invisible Visible (YouTube Video, August 3, 2017; 1 hour)

MI Human Trafficking Commission 2016 Report to the Governor and Legislature (pdf)

Red Flags for the General Public (pdf)

Red Flags for First Responders (pdf)

Breaking the Chains of Modern-Day Slavery (brochure)

University of MI Law School, Human Trafficking Survey (pdf)

Federal Govt

Dept of Homeland Security, webinar for law enforcement

National Human Trafficking Hotline Data Report (MI Report 1/1/16 – 12/31/16)(pdf)

National Human Trafficking Hotline – map of Michigan hot spots

Other states

Human Trafficking Public Intersection Project, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill ; resources for local government staff and elected officials, including steps local governments can take

Houston, TX: Strategic Plan Checklist

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