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Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force holds inaugural meeting

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WSFA) -

The Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force held its inaugural meeting on Friday at the Alabama State House in Huntsville. The Task Force is made up of 15 members who are set to meet four times a year.

House Joint Resolution 270, which was sponsored by Rep. Jack Williams (R-Vestavia Hills), established the Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force.

The Task Force hopes to accomplish the following:

-Combat all aspects of human trafficking, including sex trafficking and labor trafficking.

-Pursue a comprehensive response to crimes of human trafficking.

-Coordinate strategies to provide necessary services for victims of human trafficking.

-Focus prevention efforts to end the demand of human trafficking and create awareness through education and community initiatives.

-Develop legislation to prevent, intervene, and treat human trafficking.

"The Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force is a collaboration of state agencies and grassroots activists to eradicate human trafficking in Alabama," said Huntsville-Madison County Human Trafficking Task Force Chair Pat McCay. "The inaugural meeting will kick start statewide efforts to educate Alabamians about the reality of sex and labor trafficking in our state."

For more information about the Task Force, contact David Pinkleton at 256-714-1142 or email him at davidpinkleton@hotmail.com.

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