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Massachusetts Gets Grant To Stop Child Trafficking

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Child advocacy groups in Massachusetts have been awarded a $1.25 million federal grant to enhance existing efforts to prevent child trafficking.

Massachusetts is one of nine recipients of the five-year grant. The money will be used to develop sustainable methods for preventing trafficking of minors, identifying victims and connecting exploited youth to support and services.

The state Department of Children and Families is partnering with the Justice Resource Institute and the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County as the lead agencies on the grant.

Additional partners include the Massachusetts Children's Alliance, Roxbury YouthWorks' Gaining Independent for Tomorrow program and the Massachusetts Juvenile Court.

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