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Behind closed doors, Texas lawmakers strip funding for sex trafficking victims

Published on May 25, 2017 under CommunityImpact

In recent private negotiations between the Texas House and Senate about which public programs to fund and how to fund them, state lawmakers opted to kill a $3 million initiative to rehabilitate victims of sex trafficking. That ended hopes from child welfare advocates that 2017 would be the first year in recent memory in which state lawmakers might set aside funds specifically intended to help victims who were sold for sex. Though Texas leaders often boast of their efforts to end human trafficking, they have balked time and again at paying for victims’ services, despite findings that many had previous […]

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Source: Community Impact- Round Rock

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