Posted in accordance with the provisions of P.A. 325 of 2014
MICHIGAN HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Michigan Attorney General’s Office
G. Mennen Williams Building
525 W. Ottawa St.
Lansing, MI 48909
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 .............................................................. 10:00 AM
Consistent with Executive Order 2020-154, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social-distancing measures, the meeting scheduled for August 11, 2020 will NOT be held in the Williams Building. Instead, the meeting will be held via Zoom. All members of the public may attend and participate in this meeting by visiting the following web link or dialing the number below at the time of the meeting.
Web link: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
USA 888-684-8852 (US Toll Free)
Conference code: 335451
The meeting will begin at its regularly scheduled time, but members of the public may access the meeting at the above phone number 15 minutes before it begins.
In order to minimize disruptions, until the time designated by the Commission for public comment, members of the public will be muted to the Commission and other attendees and participants.
During the time designated by the Commission for public comment, members of public will no longer be muted and may participate and provide their comments by orderly speaking using the microphone on their phone.
All quorum rules still apply. In the event of a disconnection caused by the meeting host, the Commission will be considered to be in recess. Every effort will be made to reestablish a publicly accessible connection. If the host is unable to do so within a period of 30 minutes from the time of the disconnection, the Commission will adjourn and not address any new business until its next meeting. Any decisions made prior to the disconnection will be binding. The Commission will not recess or adjourn due to technical or other issues experienced by individual members of the public that render them unable to attend or participate in the meeting.
To allow for broad public attendance and participation, including for persons with disabilities, members of the public may access this meeting by both web and phone and provide either oral or written comments.
Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in this meeting should contact (517) 335-7569 at least 48 hours before the scheduled meeting, to request mobility, visual, hearing, or other assistance.
In 2013, the Attorney General's Office collaborated with the Legislature to form the first Michigan Human Trafficking Commission. The Commission working with a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach emphasized that the men, women, and children who are trafficked are victims-not criminals. The 2013 Commission had two goals: assess the threat human trafficking poses to Michigan residents and develop policy recommendations to promote its exposure and prevention.Learn more about the Commission
WHEREAS, in 2018, more than 10,000 suspected incidents of human trafficking were reported in the U.S.; and,
WHEREAS, human trafficking, in the forms of labor trafficking and sex trafficking, is a pervasive and exploitative crime occurring in communities across Michigan, throughout the United States, and around the world; and,Read More