Welcome to the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking online resources page! On this page, you will find many of the resources used throughout our Institute, as well as bench cards, fact sheets, evaluation tools, and much more. We hope you will find these resources helpful to your work. If you would like to add a resource to the page or would like more information on the Institute, please contact us here.
- Blue Campaign, Department of Homeland Security. What Can You Do? Recognizing and Supporting Victims in the Courtroom.
- King County CSEC Task Force. Warning Signs a Child is at Risk for Commercial Sexual Exploitation.
- Shared Hope International. Warning Signs of Sex Trafficking.
ISSUE BRIEFS & FACT SHEETS:
- Rights4Girls. Fact Sheet: Child Welfare and Domestic Child Sex Trafficking.
- Rights4Girls. Fact Sheet: Domestic Child Sex Trafficking and the Juvenile Justice System.
- Rights4Girls. Issue Brief: Dual System/Cross Over Youth and Trafficking.
- Demand Abolition. Key Facts About Preventing Trafficking Victimization Through “Demand Reduction.”
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (2017). Understanding and Addressing Trauma and Child Sex Trafficking.
NCJFCJ PUBLICATIONS & WEBINARS:
- Bohannan, T., Cullen, C., Devault, A., Ely, C., Siegel, G., and Trescher, S. (2019). Voices from the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on Handling Child Sex Trafficking Cases. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
- NCJFCJ (2015). Creating a Human Trafficking Strategic Plan to Protect and Heal Native Children and Youth.
- NCJFCJ (2015). Domestic Child Sex Trafficking: Crisis at a Crossroads.
- NCJFCJ (2016). Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases.
- NCJFCJ (2015). Missing Children, State Care, and Child Sex Trafficking: Engaging the Judiciary in Building a Collaborative Response.
TOOLS & BENCHCARDS:
- Center for Court Innovation. (2015). Responding to Sex Trafficking in Your Jurisdiction: A Planning Toolkit.
- Connecticut Department of Children & Families. Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Decision and Practice Map.
- National Human Trafficking Hotline website, includes National Human Trafficking Referral Directory, National Hotline Statistics, and other resources.
- NCTSN & NCJFCJ. NCTSN Bench Card for the Trauma-Informed Judge and NCTSN Bench Card for Court-Ordered Trauma-Informed Mental Health Evaluation of Child: Sample Addendum.
- NCJFCJ. (2010). The CCC Preliminary Protective Hearing Benchcard: A Tool for Judicial Decision-Making.
- Supreme Court of Ohio. (2017). Juvenile Human Trafficking, Ohio Laws & Safe Harbor Response.
SAMPLE COURT ORDERS:
- Sample Court Order to Report Missing Child
- Center for Children & Youth Justice. (2013). Washington State Model Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children.
- Connecticut Department of Children & Families. Description of the Specialized Foster Care Model for CSEC Victims and High-Risk Youth.
- Connecticut Department of Children & Families. Practice Guide for Intake and Investigative Response to Human Trafficking of Children.
- Connecticut Department of Children & Families. (2008). Program Guidelines for Girls’ Services in Connecticut (2008).
- Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. (2015). Human Trafficking Procedures.
- Los Angeles County. Law Enforcement First Responder Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children.
- Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, Minnesota and the Sexual Violence Justice Institute. (2017). Safe Harbor Protocol Guidelines.
- Liles, B., et al. (2016). A California Multidisciplinary Juvenile Court: Serving Sexually Exploited and At-Risk Youth.
- Los Angeles Superior Court. (2016). STAR Court Protocol (Draft).
- Second Judicial District, Children’s Court Division, Albuquerque, NM. Program for the Empowerment of Girls Information Pamphlet.
RESEARCH & REPORTS:
- Arizona State University, Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research. (2017). A Six-year Analysis of Sex Traffickers of Minors: Exploring Characteristics and Sex Trafficking Patterns.
- Bureau of Justice Statistics. (2017). Special Report: Federal Prosecution of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Cases, 2004-2013.
- Cook County Sheriff’s Office. (2017). Buyers and Sellers: A Window into Sex Trafficking Report.
- Countryman-Roswurm, K., & Shaffer, V. (2015). It’s More Than Just My Body That Got Hurt: The Psychophysiological Consequences of Sex Trafficking.
- Edelman, P., & Epstein, R. (2014). Blueprint: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Domestic Sex Trafficking of Girls.
- Farley, M., et al. (2011). Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota.
- Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies. (2013). Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States.
- NCAI Policy Research Center. (2016). Human Trafficking: Trends and Responses across Indian Country.
- Pilnik, L. & National Network for Youth. (2018). Responding to Youth Homelessness: A Key Strategy for Preventing Human Trafficking.
- Rights4Girls. (2018). Survivor Protection: Reducing the Risk of Trauma to Child Sex Trafficking Victims.
- Saada Saar, M., et al. (2015). The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story.
- Serita, T. (2013). In Our Own Backyards: The Need for a Coordinated Judicial Response to Human Trafficking.
- Shively, M., et al. (2012). The National Institute of Justice Report: A National Overview of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Efforts.
- Shared Hope International (2015). Justice for Juveniles: Exploring Non-Criminal Response Mechanisms for Child Sex Trafficking.
- WestCoast Children’s Clinic. (2012). Research to Action: Sexually Exploited Minors (SEM) Needs and Strengths.
- Williams, R. (2017). Safe Harbor: State Efforts to Combat Child Trafficking.
- Detailed Summary of H.R. 4980, the ‘Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.’
- Rights4Girls. Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, Public Law No. 113-183.
- Shared Hope International (2016) Protected Innocence Challenge: 2016 End of Year Legislative Progress Report.
- ASU School of Social Work, Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research. What You Need to Know: Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation – A Training Tool for Child Protective Service
- ASU School of Social Work, Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research. What You Need to Know: Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation – A Training Tool for Adult Probation Officers.
- Connecticut Department of Children & Families. Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children MDT Training Presentation.
- LOVE146. Not a #Number Curriculum.
- My Life My Choice. Preventing the Exploitation of Girls: A Groundbreaking Curriculum.
MAINSTREAM MEDIA ARTICLES:
- Brown, P. (January 28, 2014). A Court’s All-Hands Approach Aids Girls Most at Risk. The New York Times.
- Kemp, K. (September 9, 2016). Sex Trafficking and Abuse in the Marijuana Industry: An Investigation Centered in Humboldt.
- Plaza, K. (May 29, 2017). How LA County Began to Face Its Big Problem with Youth Being Sex Trafficked. Youth Today.
- Smith, M., Walters, E., & Satija, N. (February 16, 2017). She Was a Sex-Trafficking Victim, but Texas Law Labeled her a Pimp. Texas Tribune.
- Therolf, G. (October 10, 2014). “L.A. County reaching out to save children from prostitution.” Los Angeles Times.
AUDIO & VIDEO RESOURCES:
- American RadioWorks. (2016). Bought and Sold: The New Fight Against Teen Sex Trafficking.
- Rights4Girls, No Such Thing
- Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew’s Testimony Before Congress on Sex Trafficking and Children in Foster Care
The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking is a partnership of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Rights4Girls, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
The statements and positions contained within these resources do not represent official positions of NCJFCJ, Rights4Girls, or the OJJDP, and are solely those of the author, or authoring organization. For more information on NCJFCJ’s policies and positions, please review official NCJFCJ publications and resolutions available on this website.
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