We believe effective response is informed response. Shared Hope heavily invests in providing policy leaders, community advocates, and first responders with data-driven, comprehensive studies to create better solutions to fight trafficking. And it’s paying off. Today, states around the nation have formed coalitions to improve weak laws exposed in The Protected Innocence Challenge. Juvenile detention facilities and service providers use our research to implement stronger identification protocols to increase accurate and timely identification of victims. Advocates are using our research to train others in their community.
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National Colloquium 2012 Report (2013) - An inventory and evaluation of the current shelter and services response to domestic minor sex trafficking.
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.
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Field Assessments on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (2009-2011)
Field assessments measured and evaluated the access to and delivery of services for victims in a community. Law enforcement, prosecutors, public defenders, juvenile detention, juvenile court, nongovernmental/ service provider organizations, and child protection organizations were interviewed to understand how a victim would be identified and routed through the criminal justice system or social service system for treatment.
* indicates the assessment was included in the National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.
DEMAND.: A Comparative Examination of Sex Tourism and Trafficking in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States (2007)
Shared Hope International’s explosive DEMAND report and documentary video revealed for the first time the sophisticated business model behind sex trafficking and tourism. This study was commissioned by the U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons to serve as a comparative investigation of the commercial sex markets in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States. The documentary features investigative footage of the dark and hidden world of sex trafficking, exposing those who buy commercial sex, the vulnerable women and children, and the traffickers and facilitators within the marketplace of exploitation.
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.
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