US Senators Work to Create National Human Trafficking Database

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and U.S. Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Brentwood, Tennessee, have introduced a bipartisan bill that would establish a national human trafficking database at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The Tennessean has reported that the program would compile state-level trafficking crime data, streamlining connections with anti-trafficking and survivor support organizations, creating incentives for state agencies to report data, and providing federal grants to support collection and reporting of data.

Tennesseans efforts helped pave the way as a risk assessment index outlined in the bill is based on the success of a Tennessee data collection program facilitated by Belmont University’s Data Collaborative.