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WMUR April 29, 2022
Two bills passed by the New Hampshire Senate this month aim to help victims of human trafficking.
Currently, the state's human trafficking statute allows victims to get certain convictions brought against them vacated. One of the bills would take that a step further.
"And protects human trafficking victims from being prosecuted for something that they really had no choice," said Pamela Keilig, of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
The other bill allows victims of human trafficking or sexual abuse to submit claims to the state's victim's compensation program at any time. Current state law has a two-year window.
"It's important that this program responds in a way that best meets victims' needs as they seek assistance from the state, so it codifies in law that they can receive claims from human trafficking victims," Keilig said.