By: MOLLY WICKER
Annick Febrey, Director of Government and Corporate Relations was cited by Visalia Times Delta on October 22 in a news article about the prevalence of human trafficking in California.
“California is leading the way on labor trafficking, in terms of cases filed,” Febrey said. “Those cases take time – two-thirds as long.”
According to the 2017 Federal Human Trafficking Report, which is also cited in the article, California was ranked fourth in human trafficking cases filed. In 2017, 55 human trafficking cases worked their way through the federal court system.
The 55 human trafficking cases filed in 2017 generated 631 federal charges involving 186 defendants in California. Of those cases, 85 percent were sex trafficking and 15 percent were forced labor trafficking, according to the report.
“In the U.S., we just put a definition to human trafficking in 2000,” explained Febrey, director of government and corporate relations for The Institute. “Now, almost 20 years later, we have enough infrastructure in place to look back at what the numbers are actually saying.”
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