‘Say no more:’ Advocates gather in support of anti-trafficking legislation
House Bill 1241, sponsored by state Rep. Joe Webster (D-Montgomery), would require massage businesses to obtain a state-issued license, granting inspectors and law enforcement access to the facility at any time. It would also require that victims of trafficking are provided services through the Office of Victims’ Services.
Advocates push states, including Pa. to take up ‘survivor-centered’ trafficking laws
Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are not currently considering any similarly comprehensive legislation, but there have been attempts to address education and awareness around sex trafficking and exploitation.
Report: Pa. ranks 4th nationwide in human trafficking prosecutions | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Pa. had 37 active criminal cases in federal court in 2019, the new, state-by-state analysis concludes.
Pa. House panel advances bills expanding penalties for human trafficking
The vote came amid concerns by civil libertarians that lawmakers are 'bloating' the criminal code by boosting penalties for too many offenses.
It’s on all of us to fight human trafficking | Opinion
As citizens we all have a role to play in recognizing the signs of human trafficking and to report suspicious behavior when we become aware.