Juvenile Sex Trafficking

Protecting the Health and Well-Being of all Children by Preventing the Worst Forms of Child Labor

On this World Day Against Child Labor, we reflect on the 3.3 million children who experience forced labor every year around the world. According to the International Labor Organization, the prevalence of forced labor increased from 2016 to 2021, exclusively driven by the private … Read More

A Research-Based Question and Answer Resource on Sex Trafficking for Youth-Supporting Professionals

This website answers common questions that youth-supporting professionals may have about sex trafficking, describes warning signs that a young person may be a sex trafficking survivor, and offers tips for starting conversations with young people who may be sex trafficking … Read More

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ACF Releases Resources to Strengthen the Child Welfare Response to Human Trafficking

U.S. Administration for Children and Families – January 18, 2023 As part of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has released new resources to help state agencies and community providers strengthen the child welfare … Read More

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Standardizing Care for Clients Impacted by Human Trafficking

Released January 9, 2023 Link to full article and resources January is┬áNational Human Trafficking Prevention Month┬áVisit disclaimer page, an opportunity to raise awareness on how we can all prevent and respond to human trafficking. Our theme for Human Trafficking Prevention … Read More

Louisiana Launches Hotline for Reporting Juvenile Sex Trafficking

Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services – January 09, 2023 Louisiana has launched a hotline for receiving reports of suspected juvenile sex trafficking, centralizing the calls to ensure closer coordination between state agencies, law enforcement, and service providers tasked … Read More

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January Is Human Trafficking Prevention Month

By now, many people have heard of human trafficking and slavery, but I always like to start any conversation about this issue with this fact: there are an estimated 50 million trafficked and enslaved people around the world. This number is shocking, … Read More

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A Five-Year Analysis of Child Trafficking in the United States: Exploring Case Characteristics and Outcomes to Inform Child Welfare System Response.

Child trafficking is prevalent and poses a serious problem in Kentucky and throughout the United States. Though Kentucky successfully passed the Safe Harbor law in 2013, no residential treatment programs exist in Kentucky specifically for children who have been trafficked, … Read More

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Examining the Link: Foster Care Runaway Episodes and Human Trafficking

Children and youth who run from foster care placements are a growing concern among policymakers andpractitioners.1,2 A large number of youth in foster care run away from their placement at least once, and manydo multiple times. Running from care is … Read More

Human Trafficking and Child Welfare: A Guide for Caseworkers

Child welfare caseworkers can be an invaluable resource in helping communities respond to the human trafficking of children. Children involved with child welfare are at risk for being targeted by traffickers because of their potentially unstable living situations, physical distance … Read More

Human Trafficking, Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes, and Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Pursuant to Act 564 Louisiana 2014 Regular Session. Annual Report, February 2018.

Human Trafficking, Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes, and Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Pursuant to Act 564 Louisiana 2014 Regular Session. Annual Report, February 2018. Report to the Louisiana Legislature.Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.2018http://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/searchable/Child%20Welfare/PlansReports/Human%20Trafficking%20Report%202018.pdf ALSO AVAILABLE: Report to the Louisiana … Read More