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Human and Sex Trafficking Task Force to Hold Public Hearings in Anchorage and Bethel


Juneau, Alaska – The State of Alaska Task Force on the Crimes of Human Trafficking, Promoting Prostitution and Sex Trafficking will hold public hearings on November 5 and December 13, 2012. The November 5 hearing will be in Anchorage and the December 13 hearing will be in Bethel. The public is invited to provide their observations, concerns and recommendations on the crimes of human and sex trafficking in Alaska.

Anchorage public hearing

Place:  Anchorage Legislative Information Office

716 West 4th Avenue, Room 220

Time:  Monday, November 5, 2012 at 2 p.m.

(public testimony begins at 5 p.m.)

The location and time of the December 13 Bethel public hearing are still being determined.

The task force encourages individuals and organizations to participate in one or both of these public hearings. There will be interpretive services available at the hearing in Bethel. Alaskans can also participate in the Anchorage hearing by calling: 1-855-463-5009. Written testimony may be submitted at any time by e-mail to cori.badgley@alaska.gov. All written comments must be submitted on or before December 20, 2012.

Additional details and documents will be posted on the Department of Law's website as they become available at www.law.alaska.gov.

For more information, contact Cori Badgley at 1-907-465-2132 or cori.badgley@alaska.gov.

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