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  • Delaware enacts legislation to fight human trafficking

  • Senate Bill 197, which increases criminal penalties for those that engage in human trafficking and provides greater protection for its victims, was enacted June 30 after passing unanimously through the State House and Senate earlier this spring.
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  • Senate Bill 197, which increases criminal penalties for those that engage in human trafficking and provides greater protection for its victims, was enacted June 30 after passing unanimously through the State House and Senate earlier this spring.
    In addition to protecting victims and increasing penalties for violators, S.B. 197 empowers courts to order traffickers to forfeit property used in trafficking, and creates a human trafficking coordinating council.
    Human trafficking is now the second fastest-growing crime in the United States.
    For more information, visit state.de.us.

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