Since 2013, the NCJFCJ has been working to ensure that children who are identified as victims of trafficking are identified as victims and provided trauma-responsive services. The NCJFCJ provides training and technical assistance to judicial officers, attorneys, probation officers, social workers, community-based programs, and other stakeholders. The NCJFCJ partners with Survivor Leaders to ensure that training and technical assistance is ground and the lived realities of those who have overcome child sex trafficking.
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Sex Trafficking
The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking provides judges with a highly interactive educational opportunity to expand their knowledge of trafficking risk factors, victim identification, effective intervention strategies, cultural considerations, and more. Since 2014, the NCJFCJ has delivered National Judicial Institutes on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking to state and tribal court judges to train and inform the development of tools that judges can use on the bench to serve best the child victims of sex trafficking.
OVC Enhancing Juvenile & Family Court Responses to Human Trafficking
OVC funded this initiative to develop or enhance programs to provide direct services and diversion programs for youth in contact with the juvenile and family court systems who are victims of sex and/or labor trafficking or at risk for human trafficking due to past or current crime victimization, including child abuse and neglect. NCJFCJ is the training and technical assistance provider supporting the implementation of best practices, collaboration, and improved outcomes for program sites funded under this initiative.
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center - Enhancing the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division's Response to Human Trafficking (Cleveland, OH)
King County Superior Court - Juvenile and Family Court CSEC Screening Program (Seattle, WA)
Support Center for Child Advocates - Philadelphia Response & Outreach To End Child Trafficking (Project PROTECT) in Working to Restore Adolescent Power (WRAP Court) (Philadelphia, PA)
OVC Field Generated Strategies to Address the Criminalization of Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking
The OVC funded Field Generated Strategies to Address the Criminalization of Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking provides training and technical assistance for court and community collaborators to generate strategies to end the criminalization of minor victims of sex trafficking and to develop, expand, and strengthen victim service programs to support victim-centered, trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate, and evidence-based responses to minor victims of sex trafficking.
County of Sacramento - Consultation Engagement, Support Team for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and Youth (Sacramento, CA)
Douglas County - Field Generated Strategies to Address the Criminalization of Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking Program Site (Omaha, NE)
Gracehaven, Inc. - Gracehaven Community Engagment, Direct Care, and Education Expansion Program (Columbus, OH)
Love146, Inc. - Survivor Care Program Expansion (New Haven, CT)
Rape Crisis Center - Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking Prevention and Decriminalization Project for Summit & Medina Counties (Akron, OH)
The Link - Safe Harbor Programs for Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking (Minneapolis, MN)
Promising Practices in Juvenile and Family Courts to Address Child Sex Trafficking – NoVo Foundation
Funded by the NoVo Foundation, the Promising Practices in Juvenile and Family Courts to Address Child Sex Trafficking project seeks to close the on-ramps to commercial sexual exploitation for youth by addressing conditions in the juvenile and family justice system that continue to foster trafficking.