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Federal grant to help in the fight against human trafficking

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 19:36:11-05

MCLENNAN COUNTY, TX — The Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition is getting some help in its fight against human trafficking.

The coalition is one of 44 projects across the country receiving grants from the federal government.

The $900,000 grant was awarded from the United States Department of Justice and the United States Office for Victims of Crime, and is the second time the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition has received this grant.

“We’re thrilled that we got the renewal of this grant, and the confidence that the federal government has about us as a coalition, the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition, that we’re doing good work and they’re continuing to support us in doing that. We’re thrilled to be recognized for our efforts,” said Susan Peters, the Chair of the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition.

The money will be used to help the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children over the next three years, and will allow them to provide free counseling, case managers, and grant managers to help victims of human trafficking get back on their feet.