Boone County, Ky. state representative Addia Wuchner recognized for fighting human trafficking

BURLINGTON, Ky. – Northern Kentucky state Representive Addia Wuchner was recognized as a “Champion of Justice” for her introduction of the Human Trafficking Victim Rights Act along side Rep. Sannie Overly.

Wuchner, from Boone County, received the recognition from the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs during the organization’s 15th annual Ending Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Conference.

House Bill 3, Wuchner and Overly’s sponsored billed, was passed by both Kentucky house and senate and signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear in early 2013. Since the bill became law the Cabinet for Health and Family services identified 35 trafficked children and  placed them in protected services.

Two other Kentucky congress members were also honored. They were the Chairs of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, Rep. John Tilley and Sen. Whitney Westerfield, who received the award in honor of their efforts to end dating violence and for co-chairing a Task Force on the Unified Juvenile Code in Kentucky.

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