What Should Judges Know About Federal, Tribal, & State Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Legislation?

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges By National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
May 8, 2019 1:04 pm

Over the past 20 years, federal, tribal, and state governments have recognized through legislative enactment the need for particular and specialized prosecution of domestic child sex trafficking perpetrators and the need for particular and specialized identification, protection, and support of domestic child sex trafficking
victims.

This primer will briefly discuss those federal, tribal,1 and state laws most pertinent to the judiciary who preside over these cases:

  • Learn more about the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA)
  • Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014
  • Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (JVTA)
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA)

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