Senate Bill 688 seeks to join the 25 other states and the District of Columbia that have remedied the practice of criminalizing child sex trafficking victims for the crimes that have been committed against them.
House Bill 827, Maryland
Enacting non-criminalization laws in tandem with a strong service response as this bill seeks to do, recognizes that children never engage in commercial sex by choice; rather, a child does so out of coercion, force, fraud, fear, or survival.
Senate Bill 308, Maryland
Senate Bill 308 will help child protective services to identify, investigate, and intervene in situations of domestic minor sex trafficking and help break the cycle of exploitation.