Groups in Erie County, New York have received a $500,000 federal grant to combat human trafficking. Its purpose is to enable a more comprehensive approach to identifying and stopping instances of sex and labor trafficking. Much of the efforts will be victim-centered.
“There is no place today where human trafficking will not be happening in either this county, this state, this country or even our world,” he said. “We must be ever vigilant in our efforts to wipe out this modern day slavery scourge and again, this grant will help us in our dogged pursuit of such.”