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Senate approves bill to support victims of human trafficking

NEW JERSEY – Senate approves Senator Jean Stanfield’s bill to support victims of human trafficking.

“Human trafficking is a grave violation of humanity that impacts millions of men, women, and children every year. Anyone can be ensnared in the sinister web of criminal human trafficking networks and New Jerseyans are no exception,” said Stanfield (R-8). “With the passage of this legislation we are moving one step closer to providing greater support for survivors of these heinous crimes to help them recover emotionally, physically, and financially.”

Key components of A-1727/S-3300 include:

  • Directing the Attorney General — in conjunction with other government entities, the Victims of Crime Compensation Office, and victims’ rights organizations — to utilize existing resources to perform community outreach and deliver services to victims of human trafficking; and
  • Authorizing the Attorney General to establish a pilot program that would award grants to certain service providers in high-crime areas and locations near maritime transportation hubs.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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