The council suggested that survivors of trafficking

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The council suggested that survivors of trafficking help train law enforcement officers and develop public awareness campaigns. It called for more money to create safe houses where survivors can stay while they overcome their trauma and prepare for an independent life. It said more money should be made available for job training, education and financial counseling (Morello, 2016). There are several policy and procedures in place to deter people from participating in any form of trafficking. In December 2005, the United States partnered with ninety-four other nations as an official party to the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Person, Especially Women and Children Human Trafficking (Torg, 2006). Some laws are specifically for prohibiting involuntary servitude and forced labor. Often the judicial system will rely upon Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) statues and conspiracy charges to disrupt and dismantle large human trafficking organizations (Torg, 2006) 8
HUMAN TRAFFICKING The United States laws against trafficking occasionally renders some criticism. Laws are intended to help, but some impede that, or make it difficult for a person to receive any. If a victim is seeking assistance from the government after being rescued by the police from trafficking, they must first allow themselves to be put through a difficult certification process, where they must petition the government for help. That seems as if a victim is being re- victimized. There are some who contend that the law is not victim centered but rather re- victimizes those who have suffered through the ordeal of being sold and enslaved (Beeks & Amir, 2006). Human trafficking has also been a major dilemma and an unthinkable crime, not only for our government, but for international organizations and criminal justice organization as well. Continued training for awareness of attempted trafficking is required and recommended to effectively combat trafficking. The crime of trafficking has been deemed as so lucrative many people feel that more efforts should be put into unearthing and punishing those who are selling humans rather than those who are buying them. Preventative measures should not only be for saving the victims, but also making sure that the criminals are still not profiting off of someone’s’ vulnerability. The solution to impeding this crime is punish the buyers and suppliers, while also proving stricter penalties to deter people from the crime. California voters overwhelming approved a proposition that requires stronger criminal penalties for sex traffickers (Ahn et al., 2013). With so many people falling victim to this crime, it continues to grow exponentially every year. Human trafficking is a global crime, occurring not only in different countries or different states, but sometime right in a person’s community without them even knowing. As stated before, this is also a crime that does not discriminate. People who fall victim to this crime 9
HUMAN TRAFFICKING come from various genders, race, age, and ethnicity. This crime is driven by many factors

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