• July/August 2013
  • Vol. 14, No. 6

Spotlight on Child Welfare and Human Trafficking

In 2012, the U.S. Department of State estimated that 27 million men, women, and children around the world are victims of human trafficking. These victims are often from the most vulnerable populations, including children involved with child welfare. CBX looks at the intersection between child welfare and human trafficking, highlighting Federal Government efforts to combat the issue, a training and technical assistance center offering services to professionals who may encounter victims, and a handbook for enhancing the child welfare response to human trafficking.

  • Federal Government Efforts Against Trafficking
    In September 2012, President Obama commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by announcing efforts to do more to combat human trafficking in the United States and around...

  • Technical Assistance for Combatting Human Trafficking
    The U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) provides training and technical assistance (T&TA) to meet the unique needs of victim service providers, including those working...

  • Trafficking Response Handbook for Child Welfare
    Despite the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) in 2000, many child welfare and other social services agencies and organizations are not prepared or trained to support victims...

  • Fighting Trafficking Through Collaboration
    In April 2012, the National Center for Victims of Crime convened a roundtable of national, State, and local stakeholders to consider the need to incorporate a child welfare response into the fight...

  • Annual Trafficking in Persons Report
    The U.S. Department of State publishes an annual report providing an up-to-date, global look into the nature and scope of human trafficking and the range of government actions to confront and...

  • Resources for Youth Vulnerable to Trafficking
    Youth who age out of foster care are particularly susceptible to homelessness and becoming victims of human trafficking. The National Center for Homeless Education offers an informational webpage...