December 05, 2013
AG to Discuss Efforts Against Human Trafficking
Michigan Attorney General
Bill Schuette will speak at Oakland Community College about the state's initiative
against human trafficking.
"Human Trafficking in
Michigan" is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, in G-240 (Student Center) at the Auburn Hills Campus,
2900 Featherstone Rd., Auburn Hills.
Schuette will speak about the
results of the recently unveiled 2013 Report on Human Trafficking. The Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking met for
more than six months, holding more than 60 meetings with victims, law
enforcement, legislators, victim advocates, service providers, academics and
The Commission identified 312 confirmed victims after surveying service providers.
The report recommends strengthening
legal protections and expanding assistance for human trafficking victims and toughening
laws to target traffickers. Schuette launched the state's first Human
Trafficking Unit in the Attorney General's Office to prosecute human
traffickers in 2011.
With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC is
Michigan's largest community colleges and the 23rd largest in the
nation. OCC offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 fields,
including university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal
arts. Approximately 78,000 undergraduates attend OCC each year.
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