Trafficking Survivors Relief Act

One of the biggest roadblocks for survivors of trafficking after they’ve left the trafficker, is the implication of having a criminal record (this record stems from criminal charges incurred while being trafficked.) The federal government should expunge these crimes.

In January, Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced S.104 and Representative Wagner (R-MO) introduced H.R.459, bill that will vacate certain convictions and expunge certain crimes from the criminal records of survivors of human trafficking.

Take Action: S.104 is in the Judiciary Committee and has 14 co-sponsors, including Senator Portman and Senator Brown.

H.R.459 has 31 co-sponsors and is in the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Call Representative Chabot, who is on the Judiciary Committee, and tell him become a co-sponsor and to vote yes on the Trafficking Survivors Relief Act of 2017.

About IJPC

The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust local, national and global systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society. IJPC is supported by faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action and do public witness. We address local, national and international concerns focusing on the death penalty, immigration, human trafficking and peace and nonviolence.