Trafficking in Persons Symposium: Final Report   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the executive summary: "The 2012 Trafficking In Persons Symposium (Salt Lake City, April 10-13) sponsored by the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, examined domestic child sex and labor trafficking to glean, compile, and disseminate first-hand knowledge and experience from 127 subject matter experts (SMEs) brought together from law enforcement, the judicial system, social services, education, health care and other community and faith-based initiatives. […] Using surveys, focus groups, and interviews, Symposium attendees generated a wealth of new and experience-based information relating to not only what is currently happening in the crime of child trafficking in this hemisphere, but also tested and best practices relating to child trafficking identification, interviewing and accessing treatment for victims, investigation and prosecution of traffickers and survivor perspectives on trafficking effects and dynamics. The Trafficking in Persons Symposium's prime objective was to use this information to develop SME informed training for first responders, child welfare and juvenile justice personnel, medical professionals, educators, social service providers and the public-aimed at supporting and enhancing abilities to identify and respond to child trafficking. The surveys before the Symposium and the focus groups during the Symposium examined five primary issues: (1) identification of victims and traffickers, (2) engaging victims, (3) investigation and prosecution of traffickers, (4) response and restoration of victim/survivors, and (5) the survivor perspective; and the study results are discussed on the following pages."

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