The Protected Innocence Challenge is a comprehensive study of existing state laws designed to inspire and equip advocates. Under the Challenge, every state receives a Report Card that grades the state on 41 key legislative components that must be addressed in a state’s laws in order to effectively respond to the crime of domestic minor sex trafficking. In addition, each state receives a complete analysis of this 41-component review and practical recommendations for improvement. Click here to view 2013 report cards and analyses if you cannot see the map below.
State Law Survey Charts
- Advertising Laws
- Base Penalties for Buying Sex Acts With Minors
- Buyer Applicable Laws
- CPS Involvement in CSEC Cases
- Criminal Liability for Buyers of Sex Acts With Minors
- Facilitators under Human Trafficking Law
- Immunity for Minors
- Limitations on Commencing Criminal and Civil Actions Arising From
- Mistake of Age Defense For Buyers of Sex Acts with Minors
- Requiring Proof of Force, Fraud, or Coercion When the Victim of Sex Trafficking is a Minor
- Statutory Requirements for Law Enforcement Training on DMST
- Statutory Requirements for Reporting of Missing Children
Be an Advocate!
Find the policy gaps in your state by reviewing your state’s report card and analysis and recommendations report then use these tools to advocate for stronger laws!
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