Amber Speed of Lansing is charged with 8 different felony counts related to running an underage human trafficking ring. Investigators say she was posting sex ads for herself and at least three other girls.
Source: Training helped trooper bust under age prostitution ring – Story
“People who don’t have access to legal aid or housing, they become at risk for homelessness. They become at risk for being victims of human trafficking.”
Detroit’s Freedom House has lost its federal funding for the first time in more than 20 years. And it may have to shut down or substantially reduce its
Source: Detroit’s Freedom House may have to close | Michigan Radio
For Madeline Madden, human trafficking is all too real. The 32-year-old Flint-area woman says someone tried to convince her and friends a least twice into what may have become slavery.
Source: Human trafficking targets children, task force says in Flint workshop
Michigan State Police motor carrier officers are teaming up with officers from neighboring states to raise awareness of human trafficking.
Source: MSP motor carrier officers join forces to fight human trafficking
Sex trafficking may sound like a distant danger, but it is happening right here in West Michigan.
Source: Sex trafficking – how to prevent and protect our children | WOODTV.com
This is an encouraging trend.
Award, given to Hewlett Packard Enterprise and NXP Semiconductors, aims to recognize businesses that submit their labor practices to scrutiny and excel in efforts to investigate human rights abuses and clean up their supply chain
Source: Two Tech Companies Win First ‘Stop Slavery Award’ After Workforce Scrutiny
Linden — Michigan State Trooper Steven Kramer had a difficult job Thursday at Linden High School— convincing teenage boys that they could become victims of human trafficking.
Source: ‘It does happen to you’ – Tri-County Times: News For Fenton, Linden, Holly MI
The U.S. Senate recently passed legislation aimed at strengthening U.S. security along the Canadian border, protecting Michigan ports and stifling human trafficking. The bill, the Northern Border Security Review Act. is now headed for debate … Read More »
Source: The Peninsula – Advancement of bill to protect northern border promises overhaul of border security
U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, applauded the passage in the U.S. Senate of the bipartisan Northern Border Security Review Act.
Source: Peters applauds the passage of a bill to protect northern border