Center for American Progress Action
: Combating Sex Trafficking of Minors in the U.S.
Combating Sex Trafficking of Minors in the U.S.
At any given moment, an estimated 27 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking. While many might inaccurately consider this a crime isolated in developing countries, there is a growing awareness of human trafficking that occurs within the U.S., particularly sex trafficking of children. But despite new levels of attention on the issue and a remarkable group of bipartisan leaders and advocates looking to address it, there remain significant challenges to successfully combating sex trafficking of children in the U.S. and law enforcement, social service agencies, and others in the judicial system often lack the tools necessary to crack down on sex trafficking of minors and provide victims with the support they need.
Please join the Center for American Progress for an insightful discussion of the innovative steps some members of law enforcement community are taking to crack down on the traffickers perpetuating these heinous crimes, while providing victims the protections they need to help them find a safe way out.