Smith’s historic anti-trafficking victims law marks 20th year

COVID-19 puts more children at risk of exploitation

                                                                                    By Rep. Chris Smith

            Today—October 28th—marks 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000—the comprehensive, historic law that I authored to aggressively combat sex and labor trafficking both within the United States and around the world.

The TVPA created a new, well-funded whole-of-government domestic and international strategy and established numerous new programs to Protect victims, Prosecute traffickers and to the extent possible,Prevent human trafficking in the first place.

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White House Marks 20th Anniversary of Smith’s Landmark Trafficking Law


WASHINGTON, DC— Rep. Chris Smith joined President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and other congressional and State Department officials at the White House today to mark the 20th year since enactment of Smith’s landmark Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA, Public Law 106-386). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Human Trafficking | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Feds Used Rep Smith’s Law To Snag Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted financier pedophile, will learned today if he will remain incarcerated pending the outcome of his trail on charges of Sex Trafficking Conspiracy and Sex Trafficking.

Epstein is charged under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 which was authored and shepherded through Congress by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ-4).

MMM asked Smith to comment on the Epstein indictment and the TVPA’s impact on prosecuting human trafficking.

“Nearly 20 years ago, I wrote the Trafficking Victims Protection Act which is being used in the Epstein prosecution, to give law enforcement better tools to prosecute, convict and jail human traffickers—and to help rescue and protect victims, who are mostly women and children,” said Smith who also authored four subsequent laws reauthorizing, strengthening and expanding America’s anti-human trafficking programs.

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Posted: July 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Feds Used Rep Smith’s Law To Snag Jeffrey Epstein

Congressman Smith’s Anti-Trafficking Law Used In Two Recent High-Profile Prosecutions

Congressman Chris Smith

Allison Mack of the TV series “Smallville,” and former Middletown Police Officer  James Keenan  are facing justice for their alleged human trafficking crimes thanks to a law conceived, championed and passed into law through the leadership and tenacity of Congressman Chris Smith.

Smith’s landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (PL 106-386) is the law being enforced in the recent high-profile indictment of a trafficking ring in New York that involved Mack and the indictment of Keenan on child sex trafficking charges.

“This law, the TVPA, sends a message to traffickers of the gravity of their offense,” Rep. Smith, co-chair of the Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus, stated.

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Posted: May 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »