North Carolina is seeing major improvements when it comes to handling human trafficking.
The state recently received an ‘A’ grade on a report by ‘Shared Hope International’.
They credit the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission and state laws protecting juvenile survivors and holding traffickers accountable.
This is a significant improvement from 2011 where North Carolina received a ‘D’ grade and a ‘B’ from 2017.
The report mentions the Human Trafficking Restorative Justice Act which was passed earlier this year.
It helped reform victims’ path to recovery by protecting their dignity in court proceedings.
The report also gives credit to local law enforcement for cracking down on the problem.
Commission officials say even though they have a good grade, their work is far from done.
They’re participating in a nationwide challenge to help study and mandate laws on child sex trafficking.