Library for Service Providers

Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk, Vol. 2: Iss. 1

Children at Risk

2011

Collection of, links to, articles on human trafficking, including topics on: (1) Awareness, data, policy; (2) Assessing needs, vulnerabilities, survivorship of victims and their children; (3) Runaway and throwaway youth; (4) Sex trafficking of minors; (5) Sex tourism on the Southern Border; (6) Role of health care providers; (7) Resources.

McGeorge Law Review

Combating Human Trafficking by Enhancing Awareness Through Public Postings

S. Dyle — 2013

“[R]equiring certain businesses and establishments to conspicuously post a human trafficking notice may raise awareness and educate individuals on the warning signs of human trafficking. These notices will bring awareness to the general public and, in turn, that awareness will lead to more tips to law enforcement. A public posting, informing both victims and the general public that human trafficking is a crime, victims have rights, and there are non-governmental organizations willing to assist victims, is a significant step in combating human trafficking.”

Citation: 44 McGeorge L. Rev. 583 (2013)

Northeastern University and Urban Institute Justice Policy Center

Comprehensive Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking

L. Aron, J. Zweig, L. Newmark — June 2006

Discusses: (1) Trafficking Survivors’ Services Needs: Method of Liberation, Changing Needs Over Time; (2) Survivor Experiences with Services/Outcomes; (3) Client Dissatisfaction and Unmet Needs; (3) Coordination Among Service Providers; (4) Challenges and Barriers to Receiving Effective Services, including Using Non-Trafficking-Specific Services and Working with Different Types of Trafficking Victims.

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies: Committee on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States - Institute of Medicine

E.W. Clayton, R.D. Krugman, P. Simon — September 25, 2013

“The IOM/NRC report offers recommendations concerning strategies for responding to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States, new legislative approaches, and a research agenda. The report concludes that efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States require better collaborative approaches. These efforts need to confront demand and the individuals who commit and benefit from these crimes. The recommendations in the report have the potential to advance and strengthen the nation’s emerging efforts to prevent, identify, and respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.”

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.

Cleveland State Law Review

Disparate Protections for American Human Trafficking Victims

A. Peters — 2013

“The federal government places victims, for the purpose of receiving protections, into two categories: first, international victims and second, American citizens or permanent residents. If an international trafficking victim qualifies to receive services as a result of having been trafficked, the United States will provide refugee-like protections through the TVPA… . Victims who are Americans… must find protection elsewhere. The [U.S.] government specifically excludes its own trafficked citizens from receiving federally-funded TVPA protections… . [This Article] discuss[es] the implications of having a two-tier system of protection for human trafficking victims in America.”

Citation: 61 Clev. St. L. Rev. 1 (2013)

Services Available to Victims of Human Trafficking: A Resource Guide for Social Service Providers

Division of Anti-Trafficking in Persons, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

September 18, 2012

“The booklet outlines the types of Federal benefits and services available to trafficking victims in various immigration categories. Included in the guide is a chart for each Federal program that describes eligibility information for certified adults, children with letters of eligibility, lawful permanent residents, U.S. citizens, and others.” It describes various community and State-funded resources, including food, shelter, clothing, medical care, legal assistance, and job training[;] [and] provides information on how a foreign national trafficking victim can obtain a Certification Letter or Eligibility Letter from the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement.”