Child sex trafficking occurs every day across the U.S. and can happen to any child. Children involved in child welfare and the juvenile justice system are particularly vulnerable to becoming victims. The NCJFCJ believes juvenile and family court judges can play an important role in identifying child sex trafficking victims and stimulating community and systems collaboration to better serve victimized children. This series for judicial officers addresses domestic child sex trafficking (DCST) including red flags, what should judicial officers know about DCST, and federal, state, and tribal DCST legislation.
- What Should Judicial Officers Know About Domestic Child Sex Trafficking?
- Who is Susceptible to Domestic Child Sex Trafficking and What Are Some Red Flags?
- What Should Judges Know About Federal, Tribal, and State Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Legislation?
The NCJFCJ’s National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (NJIDCST) offers training programs for judges that address the serious issue of child sex trafficking in the United States. Created in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Rights4Girls in 2014, the Institute provides judges with a highly interactive educational opportunity to expand their knowledge of trafficking risk factors, victim identification, effective intervention strategies, cultural considerations, and much more.