Shaheen Applauds Approval of Federal Grant to City of Manchester to Combat Human Trafficking

**The City of Manchester will receive $728,493 to support human trafficking task force across New Hampshire**

September 29, 2016

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement applauding approval of a $728,493 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to the City of Manchester to combat human trafficking. The City of Manchester will work in collaboration with the Child and Family Services of New Hampshire to implement a task force focusing on victim-centered, collaborative and sustainable approaches to end all forms of human trafficking.

“The City of Manchester, Manchester Police Department and Child and Family Services of New Hampshire are doing incredible work to combat human trafficking in the Granite State and this grant will allow them to devote more time and resources to this important task force,” said Senator Shaheen. “I applaud city leaders and law enforcement statewide who are bringing justice to those who abuse and traffic people in New Hampshire, and providing needed services to victims of trafficking.”

Senator Shaheen has been a vocal leader in the Senate on human trafficking and issues facing human trafficking and sexual assault survivors. Last year, her measure to allow survivors of human trafficking to clear their records of crimes they were forced to commit as a result of being trafficked was signed into law.  She also led efforts to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and worked to secure a record level of funding for the bill as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.