United States: Department of Justice Releases New Resource on Combating Sex Trafficking of Minors
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:30 AM

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) have released a new presentation on the report, "Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States." The original 2013 report, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), analyzed data on sex trafficking crimes as they impact children and youth in the United States. The report found that significant new efforts were needed to combat sex trafficking of minors in the U.S., including increased protections for victims and greater accountability for those who exploit children. The new presentation "shares findings on how schools, law enforcement, victim services, businesses, the legal system, and health care providers can collaborate to prevent, identify, and respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors." The presentation was released in January 2015 to coincide with National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Compiled from: Responses to Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Minors Addressed in New ResourceOffice of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention News (January 6, 2015).