Each year, at least 100,000 children fall victim to sex trafficking within the United States, and 200,000 to 300,000 are at risk of being commercially sexually exploited. Domestic victims of sex trafficking, including children, are severely overlooked in most state approaches to fight human trafficking. The Innocence Lost Initiative - created through a partnership of the Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), the FBI, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - has rescued more than 900 trafficked and sexually exploited children to date. Unfortunately, there are only a handful of shelters in the entire country that are specifically tailored to restore the victims of this crime.
S. 2925 provides crucial funding to develop and enhance comprehensive, collaborative efforts to combat the sex trafficking, especially of children, in the United States by providing six block grants of $2,500,000 each to state or local government entities who have designed a holistic approach to investigating, prosecuting and deterring sex trafficking, and providing special services and shelter to the victims. We need this legislation! Please support S.2925.
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