With California ranked as one of the states with the worst problems of human trafficking, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a raft of seven bills aimed at improving prosecution of the crime, whose victims are often forced into prostitution, domestic servitude and sweatshop labor.
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"Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery," Mitchell said in a statement in support of SB 955. "The victims are frequently children of color and young women who have been forced into prostitution. They need our help."
Brown also signed a Mitchell bill that allows sex trafficking prevention education in California's public schools. That bill is SB 1165.