Child Abuse Sexual Assault

Child Trafficking and Juvenile Justice

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice is hosting a webinar November 19th at 3pm ET: Child Trafficking and Juvenile Justice. Click through for details about the session:

From the site:

Each year, roughly 100,000 children inside the United States are victims of child sex trafficking. Although many federal and state efforts are underway to prevent trafficking, and to provide better responses to victims, a number of these children are charged with prostitution and placed in juvenile detention facilities. Youth may also be charged with other offenses that are linked to their being trafficked, such as excessive absences from school or curfew violations. CJJ will hold the first in a series of webinars about human trafficking on November 19th at 3:00pm ET. It will include a discussion of what sex trafficking is, how it impacts its victims, and the history of U.S. responses to this complicated problem. Presenters will also discuss the intersection of trafficking with juvenile and criminal justice, particularly for high risk populations like runaway and homeless youth. Current federal and state laws to prevent the criminalization of trafficking victims will be shared, along with efforts underway among juvenile justice agencies, State Advisory Groups and others.

Presenters will include:

  • Elizabeth Pfenning, Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, Polaris
  • Darla Bardine, Executive Director, National Network for Youth
  • Naomi Smoot, Policy and Government Relations Associate, Coalition for Juvenile Justice

You can register for the webinar here.