Coalition for the Homeless Applauds Signing of Law to Guarantee Safe Shelter for Human Trafficking Survivors

Statement of Shelly Nortz, Deputy Executive Director for Policy, Coalition for the Homeless on Chapter 238 of the Laws of 2018, a bill to require the provision of safe shelter and appropriate services for those fleeing human trafficking.

“We congratulate Senator Golden,  Assemblymember Hevesi, and the broad coalition of advocates on the front lines of this fight in winning this important new law to guarantee ready access to safe shelters for those fleeing labor and sex trafficking.  We thank Governor Cuomo for signing this legislation, which will ensure that the special needs of these vulnerable survivors are met.”