Colts coach’s wife to testify about human trafficking at Statehouse

Human trafficking is on the agenda for the final meeting of the Interim Study Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code with Linda Reich, wife of Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich, scheduled to testify.

The committee, chaired by Sen. Susan Glick, R-LaGrange, is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 26 in room 130 of the Indiana Statehouse. Also on the agenda is an examination of the costs and fees for juvenile prosecution and a review of the trends in criminal behavior, sentencing, incarceration and treatment.

At the end of the meeting, the committee will review and approve its final report.

The legislative inquiry into human trafficking was prompted by Rep. John Bartlett, D-Indianapolis. His measure, House Bill 1018, urged an interim study committee take a closer look at the issue by examining different aspects including the detection, apprehension and prosecution of individuals engaged in human trafficking as well as the recovery services needed for the victims.

Bartlett is scheduled to testify before the committee. He will be joined by Reich, who along with her husband started kNot Today, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit that works to raise awareness and prevent child exploitation.

Also slated to testify are Kate Kimmer, statewide anti-trafficking coordinator with the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking, and Courtney Curtis, assistant executive director for the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council.

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