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Gov. Kemp: New Ga. facility to house human trafficking victims | News – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia 2021-06-08 01:37:00 –

Gwinnett County, Georgia (CBS46)-According to the FBI, Metro Atlanta is a major trafficking hub.

According to FBI statistics, at least 417 trafficking cases were reported in Georgia in 2019.

Governor Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp made human trafficking a top priority during the administration.

On Monday, Governor Kemp and the Georgian First Lady spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility to house trafficking victims. The Juvenile Justice Department’s facility in Lawrenceville takes care of children who are exploited and sold for sexual purposes.

“This facility will allow more survivors to be safely treated and take the next step,” Marty Kemp said at the groundbreaking ceremony.

A spokesperson for the Governor’s Office said resources at the 26-bed facility included “physical and mental health, safe and secure housing, and educational services.”

In April 2021, the Governor of Kemp building This will allow victims of trafficking to sue traffickers.

If you need help to survive trafficking, call or click 1-888-376-7888. Here..

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