Preventing and Addressing Sex Trafficking of Youth in Foster Care: Hearing before the Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, October 23, 2013   [open pdf - 6MB]

This testimony compilation is from the October 23, 2013 hearing "Preventing and Addressing Sex Trafficking of Youth in Foster Care" before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. From the hearing announcement dated October 16, 2013: "From the Reports suggest a majority of children involved in sex trafficking are either currently in foster care or have been involved with the child welfare system in the past. In 2010, officials in Los Angeles reported that 59 percent of juveniles arrested for prostitution were in the foster care system. Of children reported missing to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children who are also likely sex trafficking victims, 60 percent were in foster care or group homes when they ran away. […] This hearing [reviews] how the child welfare system currently works to prevent the sex trafficking of youth in foster care, how the needs of sex trafficking victims are addressed, and how Federal laws and policies might be improved to better ensure the safety and well-being of youth at risk of abuse and neglect." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Erik Paulsen, Louise Slaughter, Ted Poe, Karen Bass, Orrin G. Hatch, Withelma "T" Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, John Ryan, Bobbe J. Bridge, Melinda Giovengo, and Ashley Harris.

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