MGC boosts anti-human trafficking efforts with funding and studies

MGC boosts anti-human trafficking efforts with funding and studies

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MGC boosts anti-human trafficking efforts with funding and studies

The steps being taken by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to combat human trafficking have intensified.

The organization has stated its intention to offer funding to assist law enforcement in stopping cases of human trafficking in areas of the state that are home to casinos, in addition to endorsing a study on crimes associated to casinos in Massachusetts. 

Interim MGC Chair Jordan Maynard commented:

“These initiatives underscore the MGC’s unwavering dedication to prioritising the safety and wellbeing of individuals within our communities by prosecuting human trafficking and protecting vulnerable populations.

These grants represent a significant investment in our collective efforts to combat human trafficking by providing agencies with the necessary information and resources.”

Law enforcement organizations throughout the state are able to grow their force with the help of the grants that the MGC is providing through the Community Mitigation Fund. With more resources at their disposal, the organizations will be able to handle a greater number of cases thanks to the growth.

The District Attorney’s Office for Suffolk County and the Attorney General’s Office are receiving funds from the MGC. Additionally, the commission is giving $160,000 to the Safe Exit Initiative, which will carry out the state’s casino-related crime study.

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