The bill to authorize assistance to victims of human trafficking, sponsored by Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, has passed both houses and awaits Gov. Easley's signature. This bill will allow victims of trafficking to be treated like victims, like people with tremendous needs for help--not like the criminals who have abused them. Thanks and congratulations to Sen. Kinnaird and others for taking this issue on.
Donna Bickford and the Carolina Women's Center at UNC deserve a lot of the credit for this victory, too.