WHAT: News conference to raise awareness about human trafficking in Michigan and announce legislation to crack down on the crime.
WHO: Sen. Judy Emmons, chair of the Senate Families, Seniors and Human Services Committee, and concerned Michigan women.
WHERE: Michigan State Capitol
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m.
WHY: According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s statistics on human trafficking, 2,515 incidents of human trafficking were recorded nationwide between January 2008 and June 2010. Of those incidents, 1,016 involved the sexual exploitation of a child, 1,218 involved the sexual exploitation of adults, and 350 involved labor trafficking.