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“Signs point to drop in human trafficking in Houston” by Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle Reporter

Signs point to drop in human trafficking in Houston” by Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle Reporter

On May 9, 2017, Mayor Sylvester Turner released the One Year Local Impact Report, which details the progress Houston has made in implementing the Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan. In a year’s time, 59 out of the 91 tactics first outlined in the plan have been completed. (Published on May 9, 2017)

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“Crackdown forces closures of illicit massage parlors, spas” by Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle Reporter

Crackdown forces closures of illicit massage parlors, spas” by Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle Reporter

Read about how the Houston Police Department is enforcing the City of Houston’s amended massage establishment ordinance. Passage of the amended ordinance was thanks to the support of HPD and Children at Risk. (Published on December 5, 2016)

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“Big assist needed to battle modern-day slavery,” op-ed by Mayor Sylvester Turner and U.S. Representative Ted Poe in Houston Chronicle

 
Mayor Sylvester Turner and U.S. Representative Ted Poe call for fighting human trafficking each day of the year. (Published on April 1st, 2016).

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“City strengthens law to crack down on illicit massage businesses” by Katherine Driessen, Houston Chronicle Reporter

Read about how the City of Houston made it easier for law enforcement to access illicit massage establishments. (Published on December 2nd, 2015).
 
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