Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro visited the Love146 office to talk about a bill she is co-sponsoring that would toughen federal laws on human trafficking.
“It creates a fund for domestic victims financed entirely through increased fines on persons convicted of trafficking,” said DeLauro.
Trafficking that goes on, right here in Connecticut.
“We hear about it from children. We see it. We work with children who have been exploited and trafficked. We know it exists,” said Love 146 Executive Programs Director Stephanie Goins.
If all of that isn’t shocking enough, the Congresswoman says the average age at which girls become victims is just 12-years-old. Think about that and think about a 12-year-old daughter, niece or neighbor you might know.