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Force 4 Compassion (F-4-C) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and providing hope for children and survivors of sex trafficking in America and abroad. Through our programs and partners both domestic and international, F4C provides shelter, medical care, psychological counseling, education and reintegration. Funds are generated through charitable contributions and Freedom Chain Drives. We invite you to get involved and help us bring an end to human trafficking today and make a difference in a young person's life.

Human Trafficking Defined:

Modern-day slavery or Human Trafficking is a form of slavery where traffickers earn money or profit from the sale, control and exploitation of others - typically young children.

U.S. federal law defines trafficking as, children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of "labor or services," such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will.

Recent Human Trafficking Legislation:


July 03, 2015
Number: US S 178 - Updated (Status 06/03/2015)
Sponsor: cornyn.senate.gov
Title: Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015
Status: Became Public Law No: 114-22. - 05/29/2015
Number: IL HB 2822 - Updated (Status 05/23/2015)
Sponsor: www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=99&MemberID=2254
Title: HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE
Abstract: Creates the Human Trafficking Task Force Act. Provides requirements regarding the composition and duties of the task force. Provides that the task force shall provide a report containing specified information to the General Assembly and Governor no later than June 30, 2016. Abolishes the task force and repeals the Act on July 1, 2016. Effective immediately.
Status: Senate Rule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2015 - 05/22/2015
Number: US HR 514 - Updated (Text 01/30/2015)
Sponsor: chrissmith.house.gov
Title: Human Trafficking Prioritization Act
Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. - 01/27/2015
Number: HI SB 265 - Updated (Status 06/30/2015)
Sponsor: www.capitol.hawaii.gov/memberpage.aspx?member=chunoakland
Title: Sex Trafficking
Abstract: Replaces the term "promoting prostitution in the first degree" with the term "sex trafficking," a class A felony. Includes the offense of sex trafficking in the department of the attorney general's statewide witness program. Includes the offense of sex trafficking in the list of violent crimes for which victims may be eligible for criminal injury compensation. Amends portions of certain sections, subsections, and a definition in chapter 663J, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to civil liability in specific cases of coercion into prostitution. Establishes a violation if the person who engaged in, or agreed or offered to engage in, sexual conduct with another person for a fee was less than eighteen years of age at the time of the offense of prostitution. Amends the offense of promoting prostitution in the second degree and the law relating to the motion to vacate a conviction of certain prostitution offenses. Includes the offense of sex trafficking in the list of covered offenses for which property is subject to forfeiture. Adds the offense of sex trafficking to the list of crimes for which an order to intercept wire, oral, or electronic communications is permitted. Amends the law relating to tier 2 offenses for the registration of sex offenders. Includes the offense of sex trafficking in the list of offenses to which deferred acceptance of guilty plea or nolo contendere plea does not apply. (CD1)
Status: H Notice of intent to veto (Gov. Msg. No. 1243) - 06/29/2015
Number: VA SB 373 - Updated (Status 03/05/2014)
Sponsor: apps.senate.virginia.gov/Senator/memberpage.php?id=S45
Title: Trafficking in persons; penalties.
Abstract: Trafficking in persons; penalties. Creates new felonies for trafficking in persons for forced labor or sexual servitude and adds the new felonies as a predicate criminal act under the criminal gang statute, as racketeering crimes, and to the functions of a multijurisdiction grand jury, and also allows seizure and forfeiture of property used in committing such felonies. The new felonies and the existing felony of receiving money for procuring a person are added to the rape shield statute. The ...
Status: House: Left in Courts of Justice - 03/04/2014
Number: VA HB 486 - Updated (Status 02/04/2014)
Sponsor: virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php?id=H0162
Title: Human trafficking of children; reports and investigation.
Abstract: Human trafficking of children; reports and investigation. Requires individuals currently required to report suspected child abuse or neglect to also report suspected cases of human trafficking of a child and specifies the duties of local departments of social services and courts with regard to investigating complaints of suspected human trafficking of a child.
Status: House: Continued to 2015 in Courts of Justice by voice vote - 02/03/2014
Number: VA HB 716 - Updated (Status 02/08/2014)
Sponsor: virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php?id=H0185
Title: Trafficking in persons; penalties.
Abstract: Trafficking in persons; penalties. Creates new felonies for trafficking in persons for forced labor or sexual servitude and adds the new felonies as a predicate criminal act under the criminal gang statute, as racketeering crimes, and to the functions of a multijurisdiction grand jury, and also allows seizure and forfeiture of property used in committing such felonies. The new felonies and the existing felony of receiving money for procuring a person are added to the rape shield statute. The ...
Status: House: Continued to 2015 in Courts of Justice by voice vote - 02/07/2014
Number: US HR 400 - Updated (Status 03/03/2015)
Sponsor: Trafficking Prevention in Foreign Affairs Contracting Act
Abstract: Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote. - 02/27/2015
Number: HI SB 909 - Updated (Status 01/28/2015)
Sponsor: www.capitol.hawaii.gov/memberpage.aspx?member=chunoakland
Title: Sex Trafficking; Minors; Emergency Care; Appropriation ($)
Abstract: Requires the department of human services to provide emergency care services such as housing, shelter, rehabilitation, education, vocational, medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment to minor sex trafficking victims. Appropriates funds.
Status: S Referred to HSH/HTH/JDL, WAM. - 01/28/2015
Number: SC S 196 - Updated (Text 04/16/2015)
Sponsor: www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?code=0912499891
Title: Human trafficking
Abstract: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-1610, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE GRAND JURY SYSTEM AND LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND APPLICABILITY, SO AS TO INCLUDE CRIMES INVOLVING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE; TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-1630, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO JURISDICTION OF THE STATE GRAND JURY, SO AS TO INCLUDE CRIMES INVOLVING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE; TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-2010, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF ...
Status: Act No. 7 - 04/09/2015
Number: HI HB 1351 - Updated (Status 02/06/2015)
Sponsor: www.capitol.hawaii.gov/memberpage.aspx?member=mizuno
Title: Sex Trafficking; Victims; Minors; Treatment Services ($)
Abstract: Allows DHS to contract with a service provider to operate and manage a sex trafficking special treatment facility. Provides for tax and fee exemptions. Makes an appropriation.
Status: H The committee(s) on HUS recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. - 02/05/2015
Number: HI SB 917 - Updated (Status 02/13/2015)
Sponsor: www.capitol.hawaii.gov/memberpage.aspx?member=chunoakland
Title: Sex Trafficking; Victims; Minors; Treatment Services ($)
Abstract: Allows DHS to contract with a service provider to operate and manage a sex trafficking special treatment facility. Provides for tax and fee exemptions. Makes an appropriation.
Status: S The committee(s) on HSH deleted the measure from the public hearing scheduled on 02-17-15 1:20PM in conference room 016. - 02/12/2015
Number: SC S 183 - Updated (Status, Text 06/19/2015)
Sponsor: www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?code=0804545358
Title: Human trafficking
Abstract: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-2020, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS OFFENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON IS CONSIDERED A TRAFFICKER IF THE PERSON GIVES OR OFFERS ANYTHING OF VALUE TO ANOTHER PERSON TO ENGAGE IN COMMERCIAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY KNOWING THAT THE OTHER PERSON IS A VICTIM OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, TO PROVIDE THAT A VICTIM CONVICTED OF A TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS VIOLATION OR PROSTITUTION MAY MOTION THE COURT TO VACATE THE CONVICTION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A VICTIM IS NOT SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION FOR ...
Status: Act No. 74 - 06/18/2015
Number: CO HJR 1013 - Updated (Status, Text 02/27/2015)
Sponsor: www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2015A/directory.nsf/MemberDetailPage?OpenForm&district=08&Chamber=house
Title: Human Trafficking Awareness Advocacy Day
Status: House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily - 02/26/2015
Number: UT HB 252 - Updated (Status 03/28/2015)
Sponsor: le.utah.gov/house2/detail.jsp?i=KINGB
Title: le.utah.gov/house2/detail.jsp?i=KINGBS
Abstract: Human Trafficking Amendments
Status: This bill modifies the Utah Criminal Code regarding the kidnapping, trafficking, and smuggling of persons younger than years of age. This bill: a modifies the definition of the crime of human trafficking of a child; and a provides that a person who is convicted of human trafficking of a child is guilty of a first degree felony.
Governor Signed - 03/25/2015
Number: WA SB 5884 - Updated (Text 05/24/2015)
Sponsor: sdc.wastateleg.org/KohlWelles/
Title: Concerning the trafficking of persons.
Abstract: (SUBSTITUTED FOR - SEE 1ST SUB) Designates the office of crime victims advocacy as the single point of contact in state government regarding the trafficking of persons. Creates the Washington state clearinghouse on human trafficking as an information portal to share and coordinate statewide efforts to combat the trafficking of persons. Reestablishes the state task force against the trafficking of persons which will be chaired by the director of the office of crime victims advocacy. Delays, until ...
Status: Effective date 5/14/2015. - 05/14/2015
Number: VA SB 322 - Updated (Status 01/18/2014)
Sponsor: apps.senate.virginia.gov/Senator/memberpage.php?id=S85
Title: Human trafficking, Commission on Prevention of; established, report.
Abstract: Human trafficking; legislative commission created; study; report. Creates a legislative commission for the purpose of developing and implementing a State Plan for the Prevention of Human Trafficking. The commission will expire in two years.
Status: Senate: Stricken at request of Patron in Rules (14-Y 0-N) - 01/17/2014
Number: US S 623 - Updated (New 03/14/2015)
Sponsor: ronjohnson.senate.gov
Title: Human Trafficking Detection Act of 2015
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. - 03/03/2015
Number: NV AB 354 - Updated (Status 04/07/2015)
Sponsor: www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/Current/2
Title: Revises provisions relating to human trafficking. (BDR 15-73)
Abstract: Relating to human trafficking; enacting the Uniform Act on Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking; repealing certain provisions relating to involuntary servitude, trafficking in persons, pandering and sex trafficking; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Status: Notice of eligibility for exemption. - 04/11/2015

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