Library for Academics / Research

ATEST: Alliance To End Slavery & Trafficking (A Project of Humanity United)

ATEST Guide To Anti-Slavery Funding Appropriations Briefing Book

2014

“The U.S. Congress has the power to help end human trafficking. This briefing book provides concrete recommendations from ATEST to Congress on how to leverage federal funding for law enforcement to apprehend and prosecute traffickers, while providing much needed services for victims to rebuild their lives.”

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Backpage.com, LLC v. Hoffman, No. 13-cv-03952, (D.N.J. August 20, 2013)

Hon. Dennis Cavanaugh, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey — June 26, 2013

New Jersey’s Human Trafficking Prevention. Protection and Treatment Act creates the crime of “advertising commercial sexual abuse of a minor.” Plaintiffs alleged the Act violates their rights under the Communications Decency Act, because enforcement of the new law would treat them (providers of an interactive computer service) as the publisher or speaker of information provided by another information content provider; they also alleged Constitutional violations. The Court granted a preliminary injunction, holding that the Act is likely preempted by the federal Communications Decency Act and likely violates plaintiffs’ First Amendment and other Constitutional rights. aca

Wisconsin Department of Justice

Baseline Assessment of Human Trafficking in the State of Wisconsin (2013)

September 6, 2013

Key Findings: (1) Most trafficking cases reported occur in areas of the state that are highly populated and have a significant tourist or visitor population; (2) Early intervention is critical; t (3) There is a lack of adequate services for victims throughout the state; the most notable services needed are adequate housing, healthcare, and advocacy; (4) Training is needed by law enforcement and other professionals; (5) Lack of standardized definitions of, and reporting on, trafficking make it difficult to collect accurate figures on this crime.

Loyola University Chicago, Center for the Human Rights for Children; International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)

Building Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking

2011

Discussing: (1) Screening tools for child trafficking; (2) Case management tools and resources; (3) Legal protections and advocacy; (4) Resource Guide; (5) Integrating Trafficking Response Protocols and Services within the Child Welfare System (The Illinois Case Study). Additional Relevant Links: http://www.luc.edu/chrc/pdfs/Building_Child_Welfare_Response_to_Child_Trafficking.pdf

Fordham Law Review

Can Condoms be Compelling? Examining the State Interest in Confiscating Condoms from Suspected Sex Workers

M. Newcomer — November 2013

“Confiscating condoms from suspected sex workers leaves them at risk for HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, and unwanted pregnancy. Yet, police officers in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles collect condoms from sex workers to use against them as evidence of prostitution… . In the landmark case of Griswold v. Connecticut, the U.S. Supreme Court established a fundamental privacy right in the use and access of contraceptive devices… . This Note shows that by taking condoms from suspected sex workers, police officers and departments are actually violating sex workers’ constitutional right to privacy, and, therefore, the practice must be abandoned.”

Citation: 82 Fordham L. Rev. 1053 (November 2013)