Calif. adds 2 human trafficking task forces

As published by SFGate

California is adding two task forces dedicated to combatting human trafficking.

The California Emergency Management Agency announced Monday it will award nearly $3 million to create the task forces and support the six already in operation.

Agency spokesman Jay Alan says the money will help the state crack down on traffickers and aid victims over a three-year period.

The agency estimates California is among the top states for human trafficking, which can involve forced labor, domestic servitude and other forms of slavery and exploitation.

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