January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Attorney General Laxalt, along with the Nevada Broadcasters Association, unveiled a series of television and radio Non-Commercial Sustaining Announcements to promote awareness about human trafficking and the funds available for victims of this crime in Nevada. In 2013, Assembly Bill (AB) 311 was passed authorizing the Department of Health and Human Services to create a contingency account to allocate money to nonprofit corporations and agencies benefitting victims of human trafficking. The account is entirely donation based, and helps Nevada’s victims in emergency situations such as temporary housing or transportation costs. Since taking office, AG Laxalt has co-hosted two benefit dinners supporting victims of human trafficking that have raised more than $76,000 in funds for the contingency account.  To find out more about this account, visit dhhs.nv.gov.  ***Haga clic aquí para ver el video en Español***
Last Updated: 1/19/2017