Gov. Lee announces partnership to fight human trafficking in Tennessee
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the launch of a partnership to fight human trafficking in Tennessee.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, “human trafficking is a demand-driven crime that involves exploiting a person for labor, services or commercial sex and particularly impacts women and children. It is one of the fastest-growing criminal enterprises in the country, and cases have been reported in every county in the state.”
The state’s budget included over $5 million in funding to assist and Lee says he’s excited to invest in the following key groups fighting the issue:
- $3.5M to End Slavery Tennessee
- $1.2M to Her Song, a Ministry of the Tim Tebow Foundation
- $600K to Tennessee Anti- Slavery Alliance
- $100K to Thistle Farms
If you suspect someone you know is involved in human trafficking, you can call the Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-855-558-6484.
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