The New York State Bar Association today is calling on state legislators, the courts and advocacy groups to undertake specific measures to enhance the prosecution of human traffickers and focus more attention on the care and treatment for victims.
“It is unconscionable that nearly 150 years after our country outlawed slavery, thousands of children and adults continue to be victims of human trafficking,” said David M. Schraver of Rochester (Nixon Peabody). “As attorneys, we have a collective obligation to assist the victims and end this horrendous practice.”
The association has released a report prepared by its Special Committee on Human Trafficking, which examines the problem of human trafficking, evaluates the effectiveness of existing state laws and recommends solutions.
The 59-page report, with substantial appendices, was approved by the bar association’s House of Delegates, which met Nov. 2. For more information, including a link to the report which was featured in The Daily Record Nov. 5, visit: www.nysba.org/HumanTrafficking.