Workgroup investigates, seeks to boost aid for youth victims of human trafficking in Md.

BY JOY LEPOLA MONDAY, OCTOBER 17TH 2016

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Child sex trafficking and how to address it in Maryland have become top priorities. For several months, advocates have been working on recommendations regarding the establishment of safe harbor legislation.

Experts explain funding is necessary and so is providing immunity to victims. Often victims face charges of prostitution.

Amelia Rubenstein is a researcher with the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work. Rubenstein says, "Currently there is no allocated state funding that has been funneled into any agency to address or provide services to these victims and we're talking about victims with huge needs."...