Chosen: A documentary by Shared Hope International (2013) Chosen tells the shocking true story of two ‘All-American’ teenage girls tricked into trafficking. Eighteen-year-old Brianna was an honor-roll student, cheerleader and worked at a local café. Thirteen-year-old Lacy was an active member of her youth group, and a volunteer in her community. Chosen is a comprehensive video resource package that reveals the warning signs and sometimes fatal consequences of sex trafficking to middle and high school students. The 20-minute video is designed to equip preteens and teens to protect themselves and others from being trapped in the horrific and violent sex industry.
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.
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.
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
An inventory and evaluation of the current shelter and services response to domestic minor sex trafficking.
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.
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.
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.
Gang Trap 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, the role of vulnerability, pimp control and manipulation, and effective responses. The accompanying 40-minute training video offers four 10-minute segments that expand upon information presented in the guide and allows viewers to witness undercover investigation reports as well as interviews with victims.
Published By: International Review of Penal Law
Authors: Linda Smith and Samantha Healy Vardaman
Published By: University of Memphis Law Review
Authors: Samantha Healy Vardaman, Christine Raino
Congressional Testimony Transcripts
- Hearing Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe U.S. Helsinki Commission (12/19/2006)
- Committee on Foreign Affairs | Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight (10/19/2009)
- Human Rights Commission of the U.S. House of Representatives (3/22/2010)
- House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security (9/19/2010)