Shared Hope’s skilled Institute for Justice & Advocacy offers technical assistance and bill drafting services for state and federal legislators who wish to craft strong laws to fight juvenile sex trafficking. We also advise and partner with non-profits assisting elected officials in creating legislation. Request a consultation with our legal staff to get started!
1. Request a Consultation
Request a consultation with our policy team. We’ll set up a meeting to discuss your legislative goals.
2. Receive Relevant Materials
We will provide you with research, legal analyses, and recommendations tailored to your state and the issues you are concerned about.
3. Make a Plan
Based on your legislative goals, we will create a customized plan for ongoing technical assistance, bill drafting services and legislative support.
I have had the distinct pleasure of working with a knowledgeable, dedicated and accommodating team at Shared Hope, who have assisted and supported me, in getting human trafficking legislation passed here in NH.
New Hampshire Rep.
We appreciate the Shared Hope policy team’s willingness to review legislative proposals in a timely manner. Their expertise was very helpful in our efforts to craft meaningful policy changes that fit within our state’s framework.
– Attorney General’s Office
From facilitating conference calls with legislators to providing strategic guidance for policies to propose each legislative session, Shared Hope’s team is always available and an invaluable resource.
Executive Director at Call to Freedom
The Institute for Justice & Advocacy leads ground-breaking research, provides technical assistance to elected officials and policy advocates, and equips change-agents with promising practices from across the country to prevent child sex trafficking and protect survivors. The Institute for Justice & Advocacy convenes the JuST Response Council, a body comprised of over 35 experts from an array of disciplines who contribute to the Institute’s innovative research by providing comprehensive field representation and subject matter expertise. As the nation’s only comprehensive survey of state laws addressing juvenile sex trafficking, the Protected Innocence Challenge includes timely and effective reports, surveys, and recommendations. Armed with these tools, the Institute for Justice & Advocacy supports state efforts to counter demand and increase survivor protections and access to specialized, trauma-informed services. The Institute for Justice & Advocacy continues to lead national conversations to influence legislative change at the federal level to ensure that survivors are met with protective responses, access to justice, and empowering opportunities.