Human trafficking is getting more attention in Wisconsin, and the state is creating a task force to address the issue.
Jill Karofsky, director for crime victim services with state Department of Justice, says several communities already have similar groups that fight prostitution, and other human trafficking related crimes. She says the statewide effort, which is a joint effort with the Department of Children and Families, will help them improve, by sharing best practices across Wisconsin.
Appleton Police Lt. Steve Elliot is a member of Outagamie County’s human trafficking task force. He says they’re making gains in the fight against prostitution, and other forms of human trafficking, but the state’s help is a welcome addition.
Outagamie County created its task force about a year ago.
Rick Schuh, WHBY