Florida Agency Receives Grant to Aid Sex Trafficking Victims

Victims of human trafficking in Southwest Florida will soon have more help as they face a justice system that, by design, is better at punishing them than helping them.

Gulfcoast Legal Services expects to double its efforts to represent domestic and foreign-born victims of labor or sex trafficking, thanks to a federal grant.

The $321,000 grant, awarded by a branch of the Department of Justice, will enable Gulfcoast, which provides free legal aid to poor residents, to hire another staff attorney and help twice as many victims, says Gulfcoast’s executive director, Kathleen Mullin.

Learn more at J. David McSwane’s Herald Tribune article: Grant will help Gulfcoast Legal help sex trafficking victims.

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