- September/October 2015
- Vol. 16, No. 7
Human Trafficking Issue Brief
Child Welfare Information Gateway, the information service for the U.S. Children's Bureau, announced a new issue brief that offers a broad overview of the crossover between the child welfare field and the work currently being done to prevent and respond to human trafficking of children and youth in the United States. Children and youth involved with child welfare due to abuse or neglect and then placed in foster care or group homes—as well as youth who are involved with the justice system, are homeless, or have run away—are all at high risk of being trafficked. In addition, the sex trafficking of children and youth is more likely to affect the child welfare population.
Child Welfare and Human Trafficking provides basic background information, including highlights of Federal legislation, and then discusses the needs of victims and the ways that child welfare agencies can address the problem of child trafficking. Access this issue brief on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website at https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/issue-briefs/trafficking/.