Boston Police want to remove tents and tarps from the area around Melnea Cass and Massachusetts Avenue without the level of restrictions currently in place for them. That's partially because they say the temporary structures give cover to human trafficking.
Boston HEAT, or Human Exploitation and Trafficking, has been working at Mass and Cass for years, trying to get women out of exploitation. It's a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital and the Boston Police Department's Human Trafficking Unit. We hear more about the efforts from HEAT's clinical director, and a peer advocate.
This segment aired on August 29, 2023.