Dec. 5 Capitol Advocacy Day for Child Sex Trafficking Victims
On Dec. 5, join advocates from across the Commonwealth in the fight to protect child victims of sex trafficking. Lutherans in Pennsylvania have been writing and visiting lawmakers in support of legislation that would redirect children victimized by traffickers away from the criminal justice system and into appropriate services. SB554 passed the Senate unanimously earlier this year, but it has been sitting without action in the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Ron Marsico.
The day’s events are being organized by the Pennsylvania Anti-Human-Trafficking Advocacy Work Group, an initiative of Pennsylvania’s community-based anti-trafficking coalitions, task forces and networks and state and national organizational partners. Email LAMPa if you plan to go, and we will send you more details as they become available so that we can connect.
Learn more about SB554 here. Click here to inform yourself of the myths and realities of safe harbor legislation for trafficked youth as explained by the Villanova University Law School Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation.