House Bill 432, Alabama’s first anti-human trafficking legislation, passed in both houses of the Alabama State Legislature merely hours before the 2010 legislative session ended on Thursday, April 22. The bill, which provides extensive protection for victims of labor and sex trade, will add Alabama to the list of 44 states that have strictly criminalized human trafficking under state law, according to the Polaris project. The passage of the bill will create new human trafficking crimes and penalties, provide mandatory restitution for victims, allow victims to sue their traffickers and provide for asset forfeiture. Along with the Polaris Project and… Read More