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Why wasn’t Jared Fogle charged with sex trafficking?

B9318695859Z.1_20150903171644_000_GFFBQ86JL.1-0About two weeks ago, Jared Fogle, famous for his Subway sandwich diet, was indicted for two serious federal sex crimes: 1) receiving and distributing child pornography and 2) traveling to engage in illicit sexual contact with a minor. (Fogle has since pleaded guilty to both offenses). (Photo: Charlie Nye/The Star) Recently, public debate questioned, ”why [...]

John Cotton Richmond

John Cotton Richmond

John Richmond is a federal prosecutor serving as the Special Litigation Counsel with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  He has investigated and prosecuted numerous victim centered labor and sex trafficking cases throughout the United States.  John has also prosecuted cross burnings, police misconduct, and neo-Nazi hate crimes cases. John’s work […]

Announcing John Cotton Richmond, 2015 JuST Keynote Speaker and Crime Fighting Powerhouse

JuST-Conference-Save-the-Date-Banner_RegNow2John Cotton Richmond is more than a crime fighting powerhouse; he is a man of passion and conviction. As a prosecutor in the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit at the U.S. Department of Justice, he spends his days investigating and prosecuting cases to free victims and bring the heavy hand of justice against traffickers. He travels [...]

JuST Response Policy Paper

Policy Paper_Eliminating Third Party Control_Final_Page_01Eliminating the Third Party Control Barrier to Identifying Juvenile Sex Trafficking Victims This paper evaluates the fundamental importance of defining sex trafficking to include all instances of commercial sexual exploitation of minors. Beyond the question of whether force, fraud or coercion was used by the offender, this discussion addresses the impact of requiring that a [...]

JuST Response State System Mapping Report Release

elizaAbout this video Full video of the release of the JuST Response State System Mapping Report on March 4th, 2015. The JuST Response is a trauma informed, individualized, survivor informed and evidence-based research project. It serves to deepen knowledge of the interrelationship of statutes, systems and services in developing state level responses to juvenile sex [...]

National Colloquium 2012 Report (2013)

National Colloquium 2012This report represents a wealth of perspectives from over 100 provider, survivor, government, advocacy, and funding experts on emerging trends and barriers encountered in attempting to secure restorative shelter and services for juvenile sex trafficking victims and survivors. View report now or Download the report (PDF) or the Executive Summary (PDF)

Traffic Stop (2014)

Traffic Stop

This report outlines findings from the National Colloquium 2013: Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Process and Placement for Juvenile Sex Trafficking Survivors and provides valuable insight on current trends for state child serving agency response to domestic minor sex trafficking. View the report or download the PDF

JuST Response TEST

mockup[mapplic id="4" w="800" h="800"] PROTECTIVE Protection, not punishment Victim, not criminal Safe Harbor / Decriminatization Overall policy shift including how we define victims 3rd party control issue Survival sex versus pimp control SYSTEM Interagency collaboration & cooperation, critical to successful response plan RESPONSE Need to go beyond definitions and statements of intent or legislation. Looking [...]

2015 Trafficking in Persons Report Released | How America Measures Up on Key Issues

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Today, the U.S. Department of State released the 15th annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. This report collects information from U.S. embassies, government officials, nongovernmental and international organizations, published reports, news articles, studies and research to evaluate each country’s action  to combat trafficking through the three P’s: Prevention, Prosecution, and Protection. The Department places each country […]