Minden center to share $1M to help stop human trafficking | NevadaAppeal.com

Minden center to share $1M to help stop human trafficking

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Nevada U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich
Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP

LAS VEGAS — The top federal prosecutor in Las Vegas says two Nevada organizations will, together, receive almost $1 million in grants to provide transitional or short-term housing help for victims of human trafficking crimes.

U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich said Rite of Passage Adolescent Treatment Centers in Minden and Hookers for Jesus in Las Vegas were named for grants from the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime.

The funds are for the organizations to help trafficking victims find temporary shelter and permanent homes, employment and counseling.

The Justice Department says the two organizations in Nevada are among 73 nationwide receiving a total of more than $35 million in Victims of Crime grants.