The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter, signed by 46 state and territorial attorneys general, to congressional leaders urging them to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) by the end of the year in order to adequately fund programs to combat human trafficking and modern-day slavery. In December 2008, Congress reauthorized the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), and it has been renewed three times since, but it needs to be reauthorized by the end of this year or it will expire.
“We understand the tremendous fiscal challenges the nation faces. However, during this time, we cannot lose sight of the needless human tragedies that are occurring within and beyond our borders,” reads the NAAG letter.
Learn more at the NAAG News article: Federal Funds Needed to Combat Human Trafficking.