Library for Law Enforcement

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement

About Human Trafficking, prepared for Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

Discusses: (1) Overview of Human Trafficking Issue; (2) Victim Identification and Public Awareness; (3) Assistance for Victims of Human Trafficking; (4) Certification and Eligibility Letters; (5) Trafficking Victim Assistance Program; (6) National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

Regent University Law Review

Addressing Demand: Why and How Policymakers Should Utilize Law and Law Enforcement to Target Customers of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, 23 Regent University Law Review 297

L. Lederer — 2011

Addresses strategies for demand reduction: (1) Drafting laws that penalize patronizing and target customers/consumers of commercial sex; (2) creating first-offenders program (“John’s Schools) to educate first-offenders about the deleterious effects of commercial sexual exploitation; (3) creating sting and reverse-sting operations to assist law enforcement in identifying, arresting, and prosecuting buyers; (4) developing social marketing campaigns that target exploiters and impress on the general public a “no tolerance” message.

Laws of Alaska

Alaska Senate Bill 22

July 1, 2013

(1) Commencement of actions for felony sex and human trafficking; (2) Forfeiture for certain crimes involving prostitution; (3) Interception of private communications for human/sex trafficking offenses; (4) Use of evidence of sexual conduct concerning victims; (5) Consideration at sentencing of effect of a crime on the victim; (6) Definition of “sex offense” for sex offender registration; (7) Violent crimes compensation; (9) Rights of sexual assault victims to legal/equitable remedies for injuries from the perpetrator’s conduct; (10) Definition of “sexual assault” for adoption and termination of parental rights; (11) Protective orders; (12) Subpoena power in cases involving use of Internet service accounts.

Laws of Arkansas

Arkansas House Bill 1203

Enacted February 19, 2013

(1) Creates felony offenses of “trafficking in persons” and trafficking of minors, defined as persons under age 18; (2) Eliminates defense in trafficking prosecution that defendant “did not have knowledge of a victim’s age or mistakenly believed a victim was not a minor;” (3) Creates affirmative defense that defendant engaged in prostitution-related offense as a result of being a trafficking victim; (4) Creates civil cause of action for trafficking victims to recover compensatory and punitive damages, injunctive relief, attorneys’ fees, and tolls statute of limitations. Topics: Arkansas, State Legislation, Definition, Sex Trafficking, Children, Minors, Law Enforcement, Crime, Prevention, Prosecution, Evidence, Affirmative Defense, Victim Remedies, Civil Litigation/Civil Remedies

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

ATEST Guide To Anti-Slavery Funding Appropriations Briefing Book


“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.”