DOJ to Direct $35M Towards Housing for Human Trafficking Survivors


Department Of Justice Holds Summit On Combatting Human Trafficking

Department Of Justice Holds Summit On Combatting Human Trafficking

The Department of Justice announced Tuesday morning that award $35 million in housing grants to provide housing and services to victims of human trafficking.

The grants will be awarded to 73 non-profits from 33 states across the country and will provide transitional or short term housing, employment aid, job training and counseling to victims.

A senior administration official told CBS News that there is concern in the uptick in human trafficking cases as well as concern for the pandemic's impact on services for human-trafficking victims, adding that the administration "is treating everybody who comes through the door."

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