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WV Legislative Interims: Human trafficking and foster care discussed, said major problems

By Matt Young, WV Press Association

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Human trafficking and foster care were on the agenda this week as the Joint Committee on Children and Families met during the second day of January’s Interim Legislative Session.

The meeting’s first presenter, West Virginia House of Delegates Counsel Robert Leslie, began by providing committee members with “some background” on the risks of human trafficking within the state.

“To explain it simply, human trafficking is basically modern day slavery,” Leslie began. “We all think that slavery ended in the United States with . . .

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