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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is joining other mayors in the southwest to raise awareness on the effects of bullying.  The Bully Project is a social action campaign that changes the culture of bullying to empathy and action.  To read the article about Mayor Stanton, please visit http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/07/22/phoenix-mayor-stanton-joins-anti-bullying-project/13000563/ .  For more information on the Bully Project, go to http://www.thebullyproject.com/about_the_bully_project .

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Savannah Sanders, former victim of human trafficking speaks out about the new human trafficking law.  She shared her thoughts with Fox News on Friday, July 24, 2014

 

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/26108922/2014/07/24/new-human-trafficking-law-victim-speaks-out-about-tougher-laws

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Arizona House Bill 2454 came into law July 24, 2014 making penalties much tougher on those guilty of human trafficking. The law also provides more protection for the victims.

Section 13-701.24 The defendant was convicted of a violation of section 13-1307 or  13-1308 and the defendant recruited, enticed or obtained the victim from a  shelter that is designed to serve runaway youth, foster children, homeless  persons or victims of human trafficking, domestic violence or sexual assault.

The law also increases the punishment of the defendant when the Glossary Link minor is fifteen, sixteen, or seventeen years of age.  Section 13-3212.2 and 13-3212.G

 

http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/2r/bills/hb2454p.pdf

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An article in the Arizona Republic, Saturday, July 11, focused on how to treat Arizona sex traffic victims.  To read the article, go to:

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/07/12/arizona-phoenix-dilemma-treat-sex-traffic-victims-streetlightusa/12563297/

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