Education
4:31 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Eastern Michigan University Hosting Discussion On Human Trafficking

Michigan lawmakers are considering efforts to fight human trafficking.  Eastern Michigan Unviersity's Women's Resource Center Thursday hosts Senators Rebekah Warren and Judy Emmons to share their proposals.  

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89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on Eastern Michigan University's Women's Resource Center hosting a discussion on human trafficking and legislative efforts to address the problem.

The Women's Resource Center's Program Coordinator Ellen Lassiter Collier says human trafficking is a big issue in Michigan for a couple of reasons.  The first is the border with Canada, and the second is the large numbers of vulnerable young women caused in part but economic challenges.

Collier believes law enforcement needs more training to deal with human trafficking. She also wants more support services like counseling to help victims.  

Thursday's discussion starts at 6 at the EMU Student Center and is open to the public.

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.