TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 31, 2014

Despite increasing awareness of America’s sex-trafficking industry, many states have not yet enacted laws to combat it with enough funding to support trafficking victims, WRCB reports from the Associated Press. National advocacy groups say relatively few states have appropriated substantial funding to support victims with shelter, mental-health services and life-skills training. Without such services, advocates say, many victims are less useful as witnesses against their traffickers and more vulnerable to being forced or lured back to the sordid underworld that exploited them.