Local Communities Benefit From Drug, Human Trafficking Grants

State grants to combat human trafficking, along with bolstering narcotics enforcement have been announced for the Cape and Islands.

Eight local agencies will receive the funding, according to District Attorney Robert Galibois, who noted the 97-thousand-dollar grant is the first for the region.

Sex trafficking cases rose 31-percent between 2022 and 2023, and community agencies reported more than half of the individuals they came in contact with had been involved in sex work.

A second grant of nearly 99-thousand-dollars will be distributed among Galibois' office, Falmouth and Yarmouth police, and a South Chatham program against drug abuse.

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