Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announces policies targeting human trafficking

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced Monday that the Massachusetts State Police and Department of Children and Families will employ stricter policies regarding human trafficking in honor of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced Monday that the Massachusetts State Police and Department of Children and Families will employ stricter policies regarding human trafficking in honor of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced new policies Tuesday to reduce human trafficking in the commonwealth, according to a Tuesday press release.

“Our administration is pleased to announce these critical reforms during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month to target the drivers of trafficking and do more to keep our children and communities safe,” Polito said in the press release.

Polito, backed by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and his administration, introduced the formation of a Human Trafficking Unit within the Massachusetts State Police, which will work with the Department of Children and Families to assist law enforcement officials with human trafficking investigations, according to the release.

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