Madison (WQOW) - A bill was introduced Tuesday to help turn victims of human trafficking into survivors.
The bill was introduced by Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) and Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) and requires the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to create and make available posters with the national human trafficking resource center hotline. Under the bill, the DOJ would encourage establishments such as truck stops, hotels, salons and hospitals to display the poster.
“One of the largest issues with human trafficking in the state is the lack of awareness," said Senator Petrowski. "Not only does this bill increase awareness in the community, but it connects victims with necessary resources."The bill is aimed at helping victims of labor and sex trafficking.