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Field Hearing on Efforts to Prevent and Address Child Sex Trafficking in Washington State, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, February 19, 2014   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the February 19, 2014 hearing on "Field Hearing on Efforts to Prevent and Address Child Sex Trafficking in Washington State," held before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means. From the background: "Recognized as one of the first states to pass laws criminalizing human trafficking, Washington has been a leader in preventing and addressing child sex trafficking. For example, Shared Hope International, a group focused on preventing sex trafficking around the world, recently recognized the work of Washington in both prosecuting those who traffic children for sex and in protecting victims of this crime, giving the State an ''A'' grade for its work. In addition, a variety of State and local stakeholders have worked together to develop a statewide Model Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children. This protocol will help law enforcement, the courts, victim advocacy organizations, youth service agencies, and other first responders in better identifying child sex trafficking as well as the risks that make children vulnerable to this crime." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jeanne Kohl-Welles, John Urquhart, Reagan Dunn, Noel Gomez, Mandy Urwiler, and Dawn Rains.

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Serial No. 113-HR10
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2016
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