Human Trafficking Resources

Youth Sex Trafficking Prevention Resources

Chosen Film Series

This film series is designed to teach teens the warning signs and indicators of trafficking through the true stories of teenage girls who were tricked by traffickers. Brianna, Lacy and Maria discuss how modern American pimps and gangs are luring youth into the commercial sex industry and how teens can protect themselves and others from being chosen. The resource packages include additional educational tools to further discussion, learning and action! Discounts available for purchases of two or more packages.  

Chosen (2013) Chosen Packages
Chosen tells the true stories of two ‘All-American’ teenage girls who were tricked by traffickers. Brianna, 18, was a star student, cheerleader and waitress. Lacy, 13, enjoyed church and volunteering in her community. Both were skillfully targeted by traffickers and manipulated into the dangerous commercial sex market. (Run Time: 21:34)
Price: $49.00
Lured by promises of love and protection Maria was recruited by a gang at 12 years old. For five years, she was forced to sacrifice her body to Mexican drug runs, prostitution, and violence. Trapped in a world she never expected, she was forced to make the ultimate decision: surrender her life to the gang or risk escape? (Run Time: 12:48)
Price: $15.00
Chosen PLUS Gang Edition is the most comprehensive youth sex trafficking prevention film and resource package available! Package includes both Chosen and Chosen – Gang Edition films and accompanying resources.
Price: $59.00 each 
Price: $59.00

Chosen PLUS Spanish (Elegidos)"

Chosen PLUS Gang Edition is the most comprehensive youth sex trafficking prevention film and resource package available! Package includes both Chosen and Chosen – Gang Edition films and accompanying resources.
Price: $59.00


Bundle and save: buy 2 Chosen Spanish, 2 Chosen Plus, or 1 of each, for only $99. 

Price: $99.00  



Renting Lacy: A Story of America’s Prostituted Children (2009) – By Linda Smith. Based on actual encounters, Linda exposes the underworld of child sex trafficking in America by telling the stories of those who live there, the traffickers, the buyers and the victims who struggle to survive each night.  
Price: $20.00
From Congress to the Brothel: A Journey of Hope, Healing, and Restoration (2007) – By Linda Smith. Walk with Linda as she relives her life-altering journey that began in one of the worst brothel districts in India. Hear her extraordinary encounter of child sex slavery around the globe. 
Price: $20.00

Trafficking Research

Learn More About Human Trafficking on our Research Page

Demanding Justice Arizona (2015)
A Field Assessment of Demand Deterrence and Enforcement and Justice for Victims. Read the report

JuST Response State System Mapping Report  (2015)
A Review of Current Statutes, Systems, and Services Responses to Juvenile Sex Trafficking. Learn More

Protected Innocence Challenge (2014)
Designed to inspire and equip advocates and bring accountability to states, this comprehensive law analysis provides an annual Report Card on the sufficiency of child sex trafficking laws in each state and recommendations for improvement. Learn More

Protected Innocence Challenge Fact Sheet
Download 2013 Report 
Download 2012 Report 
Download 2011 Report 

Traffic Stop-coverTraffic Stop (2014)

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.

Demanding Justice Report (2014)
The Demanding Justice Report captures information on the features of demand for sex acts with children, and criminal justice enforcement outcomes of the cases that are pursued as commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), while exploring the challenges and successes of implementing anti-demand enforcement methods. Website 
Demanding Justice Report Fact Sheet
Demanding Justice Infographic

Statutory Protective Responses to Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victims (2013) These flowcharts are intended to provide an overview of the statutory structure of service and placement responses to DMST victims to contribute to the ongoing conversation regarding promising approaches, pervasive challenges and the need to establish new systems versus changing existing systems.
DJPDemanding Justice Benchmark Assessment (2013) The Demanding Justice Benchmark Assessment is an initial assessment of the criminal consequences for those who purchase sex with a minor in the United States since 2008. The study found though 48 states have a CSEC or trafficking law that pertains to buyers and buyers were identified in 47 states, only 18 of those states had a federal or state CSEC or trafficking conviction brought against a buyer.

Demanding Justice Fact Sheet

Protected Innocence Challenge (2013) Designed to inspire and equip advocates and bring accountability to states, this comprehensive law analysis provides an annual Report Card on the sufficiency of child sex trafficking laws in each state and recommendations for improvement. Learn More

NationalColloquium2012ReportNational Colloquium 2012 Report (2013)

An inventory and evaluation of the current shelter and services response to domestic minor sex trafficking.

Download National Colloquium 2012 Report
Download Executive Summary

DEMAND.: A Comparative Examination of Sex Tourism and Trafficking in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States (2007) The explosive DEMAND. report and video documentary uses undercover investigation to reveal the sophisticated business model behind sex trafficking and tourism in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States.

Price: $25.00
The United States Mid-Term Review on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in America Shared Hope International partnered with ECPAT-USA and The Protection Project of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in a comprehensive attempt to measure the United States’ progress since the Second World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in 2001 in Japan. The report evaluated best practices, gaps in current efforts and challenges faced in the field to serve as a milestone in continuing progress and a benchmark for measuring success.

The National Report on Domestic Sex Trafficking (America’s Prostituted Children (2009)

Investigation into child sex trafficking in the U.S. is compiled in this report which reveals 100,000 American children are exploited through prostitution each year – the average age of entrance only 13 years old.

Price: $25.00

Field Assessments on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (2009-2011)

Learn about human trafficking in your area. Field assessments measure and evaluate the access to and delivery of services for trafficking victims in a community.

Training Materials

Gang TRAPGangTrapCase (Trafficking Response and Prevention) Training Guide and Video Series is a unique training curriculum designed to address the growing trend of sex trafficking cases perpetuated by criminal street gangs.  The guide targets law enforcement, service providers and prosecutors, offering instruction on gang trafficking dynamics, recruitment and control tactics, professional challenges commonly experienced with these cases, therapeutic response and collaboration.  It utilizes adult learning principles to maximize learning retention, offering detailed instruction for group discussion points and group exercises as well as pre and post-training quizzes.  The accompanying four-part (60 minutes) video series addresses the same topics through interviews with experts and survivors across the United States.

Guide is coming soon; Gang TRAP DVD is on sale now for $20!

Price: $20.00

DMST Training Guide Cover_webDomestic Minor Sex Trafficking – Prostituted Children in the United States, Identifying and Responding to America’s Trafficked Youth is an interactive training tool for agencies and organizations that may come in contact with child sex trafficking victims in the United States, including law enforcement, social services, non-governmental organizations, and juvenile justice. This training tool offers a comprehensive guide to understanding domestic minor sex trafficking including the law, victim profiles and vulnerabilities, pimp control and manipulation, and effective responses. The guide utilizes adult learning principles to maximize information retention by providing detailed instruction for group discussions and exercises. The accompanying 40-minute training video offers four 10-minute segments that expand upon information presented in the guide. Hear from experts and survivors, watch pimps engage with buyers and discover the reality of child sex trafficking in America.

Price: $35.00

Intervene: Identifying and Responding to America’s Prostituted Youth is a unique resource designed for service providers and clinicians, also applicable to juvenile justice employees, to improve identification and response to victims of sex trafficking. Designed by professionals, vetted by a multi-disciplinary committee of experts and survivors, the Practitioner Guide provides instruction on the vulnerability factors of potential victims, common recruitment and grooming tactics, methods of control and coercion used by pimps and gangs, and the impact of trauma on survivors. It prepares the user to implement the accompanying Intake Tool, a tiered set of strength-based and trauma-informed questions designed to identify exploited youth while reducing the risk of retraumatization. This package includes two training videos (Intervene + Gang TRAP) that expand on key principles addressed in the Practitioner Guide. This resource is meant to be used by experienced professionals only.

Shared Hope International offers the Intervene resource package for a donation of $50.

Due to the invasive nature of this tool and the potential for retraumitization if used improperly, this resource package is only available through an Intervene training. It is also available on a case-by-case basis to experienced professionals. Contact Elizabeth Scaife at to request your copy.

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Fact Sheets

Other Publications

A Legislative Framework for Combating Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (2011) Published By: Regent University Law Review Authors: Linda Smith and Samantha Healy Vardaman Download
The Problem of Demand in Combating Sex Trafficking (2011) Published By: International Review of Penal Law Authors: Linda Smith and Samantha Healy Vardaman Download
Youth Victims of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Clark County Juvenile Court: Implementing an Identification and Diversion Process (2011) Published By: Division of Criminology and Criminal Justice Portland State University Authors: Emily J. Salisbury, Ph.D. Jonathan D. Dabney, M.S. Download
Prosecuting Demand as a Crime of Human Trafficking: The Eighth Circuit Decision in United States V. Jungers (2013) Published By: University of Memphis Law Review Authors: Samantha Healy Vardaman, Christine Raino Download

Congressional Testimony Transcripts

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