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Ontario pilot program offers legal services for human trafficking victims

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 9:19 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General has created a pilot program to help victims of human trafficking obtain legal support and restraining orders.

Those who see themselves as victims of human trafficking or parents and guardians of child survivors or children at risk of being trafficked can now call the Human Trafficking Helpline to obtain free, confidential legal advice.

One way the hotline can assist callers is by helping them apply for a restraining order against the people exploiting them. As part of the program,...