ATEST Applauds Senate Bipartisan Compromise on Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act
For Release: April 21, 2015
ATEST applauds the bipartisan effort in the Senate to reach a compromise on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178). At a time when it seems impossible to move important legislation, the Senate vote sends an important signal: Services must be in place to ensure human trafficking survivors do not return to exploitative and vulnerable situations, and resources must be available to enable law enforcement to hold perpetrators accountable. We look forward to working with interested members of the House of Representatives to move a strong bipartisan bill forward.
The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S. based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world. We advocate for lasting solutions to prevent labor and sex trafficking, hold perpetrators accountable, ensure justice for victims and empower survivors with tools for recovery. ATEST member organizations include: Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), ECPAT-USA, Free the Slaves, Futures Without Violence (FUTURES), International Justice Mission, National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), National Network for Youth (NN4Y), Polaris, Safe Horizon, Solidarity Center, Verité, Vital Voices Global Partnership, and World Vision. ATEST is a project of Humanity United.