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TBI releases human trafficking awareness videos

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TENNESSEE (WRCB) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a set of videos designed to raise awareness of human trafficking in the state.

The "It Has to Stop" campaign aims to educate viewers on human trafficking, its impact on Tennessee, and ways to join the fight against it.  

Tennessee has stiff anti-trafficking laws including severely punishing traffickers and decriminalizing prostitution for minors. Tennessee ranks second best in the nation behind Louisiana in its approach to curbing trafficking.

“Last year, the Tennessee General Assembly helped the state achieve the distinction of being the best state in the nation in this important fight and we want to be there again,” said TBI Director Mark Gwyn. “It's not about being ‘Number 1.' It's about doing everything possible to save the lives of children bought and sold for someone else's pleasure.”


TBI officials say they support common sense legislation which would require comprehensive training for officers and those likely to encounter victims of human trafficking.

For more on the "It Has to Stop" campaign, visit the website here. 

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