Oregon’s first motel-turned-apartment complex will open for limited occupancy in March, five months after the state allocated $65 million to buy and convert motels into temporary homes for wildfire victims and others experiencing homelessness. A nonprofit, Options for Helping Residents of Ashland, will receive $4.2 million from the state throughContinue Reading

Most criminal record relief laws for trafficking victims only cover prostitution or sex-related crimes, but victims are also commonly arrested for drug possession and theft while being trafficked. (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) Theresa Leonard-Rozyn’s mother left her at a hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut, after she was born and didn’t reappear untilContinue Reading

Authorities made hundreds of arrests and rescued dozens of adult and juvenile victims during an annual statewide operation to combat human trafficking, Los Angeles law enforcement agencies announced Thursday. More than 100 federal, state and local agencies, and task forces participated in “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild” across California, between Jan.Continue Reading