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Guillermina Cabrera Figueroa is the specialized prosecutor for human trafficking for the State of Mexico. In addition to her anti-trafficking accomplishments in her current position, she has a track record of championing the rights of trafficking victims and providing them services.
With her determination, endless work, and leadership while working in the federal government’s Specialized Investigations Office on Organized Crime, Mexico obtained its first criminal sentencing for crimes involving human trafficking and organized crime in June 2011. In March 2013, Cabrera accepted the position of specialized prosecutor for human trafficking at the State of Mexico Attorney General’s Office. In this position, Cabrera plays a pivotal role in advancing the office’s ability to investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases. Since joining the Attorney General’s Office, her team has obtained 73 human trafficking convictions, issued 152 indictments for human trafficking, and initiated 941 human trafficking investigations. She continues to be a guiding force, bringing out the best in her team.
Throughout her longstanding and impressive career in law enforcement, she has led multiple trainings for government personnel. In an environment with extremely limited access to critical protection services, Cabrera and her office led efforts to secure funding for the creation of three victim shelters in Toluca, Huixquilucan, and Texcoco, which can now house up to 210 victims of trafficking. Her office oversees the three shelters and partners with the inter-secretarial human trafficking commission, civil society organizations, among others to keep them running and provide services to the residents.
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