Today, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf announced the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 554, known as Safe Harbor in Human Trafficking, on Monday, November 13th at 10:30 a.m. in Room 8E-B of the State Capitol in Harrisburg.
The legislation would protect victims of human trafficking from being prosecuted for crimes they were forced or coerced to commit while under the control of a human trafficker.
SB 554 was unanimously approved by the Senate on April 25th.
***Member of the Media are encouraged to attend***
Witnesses to Present Testimony to the Committee:
Hugh Organ, Association Executive Director, Covenant House Pennsylvania
Debra Schilling Wolfe, Executive Director, The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research, University of Pennsylvania
Arielle Curry, Director of Anti-Trafficking, The Salvation Army New Day to Stop Trafficking Program
Rhonda Hendrickson, Vice President of Programs/Residential, YWCA of Greater Harrisburg
Pastor Jennifer Crist, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of PA