2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Simonds
Public Awareness Campaign Concerning Human Trafficking

Item 406 #2h

Item 406 #2h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Criminal Justice Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $250,000 GF

Page 496, line 7, strike "$3,226,221" and insert "$3,476,221".

Page 496, after line 36, insert:

"G. Included within the appropriation for this item is $250,000 from the general fund in the second year to initiate a public awareness campaign concerning the prevention of human trafficking. The Department shall work with agencies within the Health and Human Resources, and Transportation Secretariats to ensure the public has maximum access to the information."


(This amendment provides $250,000 from the general fund in fiscal year 2024 for DCJS to fund a public safety awareness campaign on preventing human trafficking. The awareness campaign will feature posters provided to rest areas, welcome centers and hospitals (which have also requested these materials) as well as ads to reinforce the awareness campaign theme on social media. This public safety campaign will be coordinated by the Trafficking Response Coordinator in the Department of Criminal Justice Services with support from VDOT and VDH. It will educate citizens about the problem of human trafficking and provide useful tips on what to look for as well as how to report suspected cases.)