If passed, this bill will make major strides in protecting children and deterring traffickers by:
* Authorizing six grants of $2.5 million to state and local governments in regions that are known to have a sex trafficking problem * Providing funds for victims' shelters and mental health services, training for law enforcement officers, and improved prosecution of traffickers * Requiring reporting of missing children to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) * Urging states to enact safe harbor laws that presume a minor found in prostitution is a victim of a trafficking
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