Human Trafficking
  • A recent University of Texas study concluded Texas had more than 313,000 human trafficking victims, including nearly 79,000 minors forced into prostitution, and 234,000 adult labor trafficking victims. Houston is considered a hub of human trafficking, and it’s a severe problem we need to solve NOW.
  • Coordinate state and federal resources and law enforcement agencies, and create an independent task force to cut off pedophile access points and strengthen security within the child welfare system where nearly 86% of victims originate.
  • Increase penalties on all involved in sex trafficking to fully represent the gravity of the crime they’re committing: multi-decade felony sentences, mandatory designation as sex offenders, and forfeiture of all assets.
  • Establish and fund state-wide rehabilitation and advocacy services to help provide victims a safe way out, and a trusted support system for recovery.