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File #: 19-0122R    Version: 0 Name: Recognizing January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 1/14/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 1/14/2019
Enactment #:
Title: Recognizing January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month For the purpose of recognizing January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month and recognizing the tireless and ongoing efforts of the Baltimore City Human Trafficking Collaborative in educating the citizens of Baltimore to assist in the prevention of human trafficking and supporting victims of human sex and labor trafficking.
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Ryan Dorsey, Shannon Sneed, Zeke Cohen, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, President Young, Sharon Green Middleton, Robert Stokes, Sr., Mary Pat Clarke, Eric T. Costello, Brandon M. Scott, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Awareness Month, Human Trafficking
Attachments: 1. 19-0122R~1st Reader, 2. Completed File_19-0122R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Burnett

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Recognizing January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month
For the purpose of recognizing January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month and recognizing the tireless and ongoing efforts of the Baltimore City Human Trafficking Collaborative in educating the citizens of Baltimore to assist in the prevention of human trafficking and supporting victims of human sex and labor trafficking.
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President Barack Obama first proclaimed January as “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention” month in 2010. Since then, state and local governments across the country have declared January as a month to promote awareness of human trafficking in the hopes that, through increased awareness, this societal ill can be eradicated.

To be sure, human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that occurs in every state, including Maryland. The Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force is the State's primary organization that works to prevent trafficking, protect victims by providing them with the services they need, prosecute traffickers, and partner with a variety of organizations to eradicate the scourge of human trafficking from our communities.

Furthermore, human trafficking is the exploitation of an individual for financial gain through forced labor or commercial sex. Between 14,500 and 17,500 individuals are trafficked into the United Stat...

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