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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Tackles Human Trafficking Crisis

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The new year has begun with a new and vigorous attack on human trafficking in Michigan. This is especially important in order to focus more public attention on this compelling issue during Human Traffic Awareness Month. To help AG Schuette in his effort, the Century Women’s Alliance of Michigan is hosting a crucial information session Thursday between 5:00 PM and 7:00PM.

At the session Attorney General Schuette will discuss how his office has taken the lead in fighting sex and labor trafficking in Michigan from a victim-centered approach.

The event will take place at the Farmington Community Library located on 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI. This really is going to be a excellent opportunity for the public to understand the crucial details they will need to help in the fight against human trafficking. The free event will also demonstrate how public awareness can prevent this criminal enterprise from expanding further.

Equally important Schuette will announce details on Michigan’s first-ever Commission on Human Trafficking. The commission is going to play a key part in the AG’s strategy in assisting to end the horrific practice human trafficking which devastates countless lives of Michigan children who fall victim to traffickers. The exact number of Michigan minors forced into human trafficking is estimated at 150 each month.

Attorney General Schuette’s commitment is clear. He said in a statement, “One of my first acts as Michigan's Attorney General was to establish a division dedicated to prosecuting the traffickers who destroy young lives. We have had success, but much work is still ahead to educate and inform about the problem of human trafficking.

The attorney general vows to continue to be the, “voice for victims of this human tragedy because it is a story that needs to be told over and over!"

Karen Faett, President of 21st Century Women’s Alliance of Michigan, and her organization stands shoulder to shoulder with Mr. Schuette, stating, “The mission of 21st CWAM is to empower women through education which will improve their well- being. Although this topic is an uncomfortable one to address, bringing it to the forefront allows us to further our mission by delivering information which will help parents protect their children, and help restore dignity to young women who were victims of this heinous practice.”

For additional details call: 248-408-0107 or 248-802-109

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