Institute of Medicine and National Research Council
Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States (2013)
R. Krugman, E. W. Clayton, P. Simon — September 25, 2013
No one sector, discipline, or area of practice can fully understand or respond effectively to commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking of minors. Participation from/cooperation among numerous individuals and entities—victim/support service providers, health/mental health care providers, legislators, law enforcement, prosecutors, public defenders, educators, commercial sector—is required. Recommends: (1) Developing guidelines for technical assistance to support multi-sector collaboration/information sharing; and (2) Creating digital information-sharing platform to deliver reliable, real-time information about how to prevent, identify, respond to domestic commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking of minors.