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Bolick unveils new grant to aid human trafficking victims

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By Emily Moore | Feb 12, 2020

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Rep. Shawnna Bolick | Facebook

New grant funds are now available to non-profits that aid human trafficking victims, Rep. Shawnna Bolick said. 

“Human trafficking is modern-day slavery,” Bolick said. “We need to do a better job as a community to find ways to eradicate it in Arizona and aid survivors. I have spent time in recent years visiting groups in the Valley that help these survivors rebuild their lives through job training, housing, and education. I am happy to report that nonprofits may now apply for those grants online.”

The grants are administered by the attorney general’s office, who is currently accepting applications until March 7. Grants will be $75,000 each. 

About 231 cases of human trafficking were reported to the National Human Traffic Reporting in Arizona during 2018, 158 were for sex trafficking, according to a report by the organization. 

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