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A new shelter for victims of human trafficking will open in Kalamazoo early next year. The Kalamazoo YWCA says state and local funding will support the shelter, which is the first of its kind in Michigan.


(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan non-profits are looking into an innovative way of fighting human trafficking. The idea is to take advantage of free advertising on Google. 

Michigan Casinos Working To Stop Human Trafficking

Jul 28, 2016

(MPRN-Lansing) The Firekeepers Human Trafficking Awareness Program is continuing its efforts to raise human trafficking awareness. Over the past year, the program has been working to combat human trafficking in its casino and hotel. 

"Lansing - Attorney General Bill Schuette has called a Monday afternoon press conference to discuss criminal charges filed against Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings. Schuettte will be joined by Ingham County Sheriff Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth, according to an advisory. They will offer brief remarks on "the charges and arrest" of Dunnings." (Detroit News)

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The problem of human trafficking – the sale of human beings for labor and sex work -- isn’t new. For years, trafficking has taken place out of the public eye, in classified pages and hotel rooms. But starting this year, Michigan is taking a new approach to catching traffickers. Instead of only focusing on training police about trafficking, a new partnership will now train hotel and motel staff across Michigan – anyone from housekeepers to management – on how to recognize the crime and act themselves.