Local city passes ordinance to help those affected by human trafficking

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JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) -- Hotline posters for human trafficking will be on display in Jackson starting Thursday, December 13.

A recent ordinance was passed aimed at helping human trafficking victims by the Jackson City Council.

The ordinance states that certain establishments in the city must display a human trafficking hotline poster.

The places are sexually oriented businesses, any place with a liquor license, hospitals, urgent care centers, high schools and job recruitment centers.

The poster lists an 800 number and a number that people can text to access help.

Not displaying this poster in a visible area at any of the types of businesses listed is a violation of the Code of Ordinances and can result in prosecution for a Misdemeanor.

The council also passed an ordinance that declares human trafficking a public nuisance on November 13, 2018.

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