Sen. Emmons discusses human trafficking with Michigan Women’s Commission Director Susy Avery

LANSING —Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, discussed human trafficking with Michigan Women’s Commission Director Susy Avery in advance of a major forum on the subject being hosted by Emmons on March 7 with the Polaris Project. 

Emmons’ discussion with Avery may be viewed by visiting the senator’s webpage at Click on the “Video” tab. A broadcast quality video file is also available upon request.

Information about Emmons’ human trafficking forum with Polaris Project

Emmons and officials of the Polaris Project, a national anti-human-trafficking organization, are holding a Human Trafficking 101 Forum to raise awareness about human trafficking in Michigan and discuss state, national and international efforts to crack down on the crime.

The forum will be held Thursday, March 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Senate Hearing Room, located in the Boji Tower, Ground Floor, 124 W. Allegan, in Lansing.

The Polaris Project is a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. The project is transforming the way people and communities respond to human trafficking, in the U.S. and globally. To learn more about the Polaris Project visit their website at

Human Trafficking is the second largest and fastest-growing criminal industry in the world. Michigan’s proximity to Canada increases the likelihood of trafficking in the state. It is estimated that every month in Michigan 117-150 girls under the age of 18 are sold into the world of sex trafficking.