On June 6, 2022, the National Council of Juvenile and Family court Judges (NCJFCJ) held a webinar in partnership with National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) on a State Justice Institute (SJI) funded project on the topic of familial sex trafficking.
Familial sex trafficking is uniquely harmful to those affected. Sexual exploitation and/or trafficking by an adult family member violates a most sacred trust, especially when it breaches the parent-child relationship. This presentation will highlight what we know about these cases, current risk and protective factors, and how judges and child-serving professionals can identify and respond to these youth to promote stabilization and recovery. Specific issues related to gender, geography and trauma severity will be discussed to provide context and further tailoring of response strategies.