Attorney General Kathy Jennings signed on to a letter drafted on behalf of the National Association of Attorney General supporting intent of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Debt Bondage Repair Act, an act that provides support for survivors of human trafficking.
“Establishing supports like the Debt Bondage Repair Act is critical to enabling survivors of human trafficking to safely and successfully reenter society,” Ms. Jennings said.
“Ensuring that the right voices are helping to shape the rules and implementation will make all the difference in how effective these supports will be.”
The Delaware Department of Justice’s Human Trafficking Unit works to take down business associated with illegal activity and victims of human trafficking through landlord engagement, as well as local and Delaware State Police assistance. The unit has since recorded 12 illegal massage establishments since its creation in January, with the most recently case coming in Kent County this month. Law enforcement identified multiple victims and connected them to support services.
If you or someone you know has been subjected to human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.