Sen. Emmons honored for efforts to end human trafficking in Michigan

LANSING—Sen. Judy Emmons was recently honored by the Michigan Council of Professional Investigators (MCPI) with the group’s Pinnacle Award in recognition of the senator’s efforts in ending human trafficking in Michigan.

“Michigan’s professional investigators understand the scourge of human trafficking in our communities – often seeing firsthand how it can devastate the lives of women and children,” said Emmons, R-Sheridan. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by such dedicated citizens for our efforts over the past three years, working with survivors and anti-trafficking activists, to raise awareness about trafficking and develop comprehensive solutions to end it.”

MCPI Legislative Chair Peter Psarouthakis presented Emmons the Pinnacle Award on Sept. 9 at the organization’s annual meeting in Royal Oak.

Emmons and human trafficking survivor and author Theresa Flores met with Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday about the crime and the need to crack down on it and support its survivors. After meeting with Snyder, Flores and Emmons spoke about the heinous nature of trafficking at a rally on the Michigan Capitol steps and talked with legislators and residents about the Senate’s 19-bill legislative package to increase penalties, training and survivor support in Michigan.


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