Tennessee remains top rated state for curbing sex trafficking
The state of Tennessee has again received top marks for its efforts to address sex trafficking, according to Shared Hope International. The agency that works on behalf of sex trafficking victims ranked Tennessee in the top spot of its State Report Cards for 2022 with Tennessee earning a B+, the highest grade given to any of the states. Tennessee’s high ranking is attributed to efforts by Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee General Assembly to provide increased funding and support of investigations as well as to provide support, services, and resources to victims. Agencies such as the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee District Attorney Generals Conference, various non-governmental organizations, and Child Advocacy Centers throughout the state partnered together with efforts to achieve the high score.