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December/January 2023Vol. 23, No. 10Reflections From the First Year of the Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education Demonstration Program

Human trafficking affects multiple systems, including child welfare. The Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) demonstration program was established in 2020 by the Office on Trafficking in Persons within the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help fund local educational agencies’ efforts to collaborate with a nonprofit or nongovernmental organization to develop and implement education and skills-based training for educators, other school staff, and students to build the capacity for educational institutions to prevent youth from becoming victims of trafficking.  

Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program: Year 1 Reflections presents HTYPE findings, highlights, and challenges from its first year (the 2020–2021 school year), including about planning and start-up activities conducted by eight HTYPE demonstration grant recipients and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools and students. It provides a high-level overview of the projects and project contexts, a cross-project synthesis describing year 1 project activities and accomplishments, and a cross-project synthesis of project goals for year 2 and beyond. The report also outlines the demonstration sites’ plans for the second year of the project. 

To learn more about the demonstration site activities, achievements, and challenges during the first year of HTYPE, read Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program: Year 1 Reflections.