Archive for Tag: human trafficking

McClellan bill that helps modern-day slaves passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Fines collected from convicted prostitution clients will be used to help victims of modern-day slavery. The General Assembly on Thursday passed legislation that will put that money into the Human Trafficking Survivors Assistance Fund, established in 2013 to provide services for those who have been trafficked...

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State investigation of human trafficking at massage parlors gets unanimous approval from Senate panel

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s resolution directing the State Commission of Investigation to report on human trafficking activity at New Jersey massage parlors was unanimously cleared from the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee on Thursday. More than 9,000 illicit massage businesses are operating nationwide. More than 370...

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Human trafficking victims can have more records expunged under new law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips’ bill expunging the records of human trafficking victims who were convicted of certain crimes was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday. New Jersey’s Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act allows a human trafficking victim to vacate and expunge convictions...

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