The Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking are a re-envisioning of Shared Hope International’s Protected Innocence Challenge Report Cards. The Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking will utilize an Advanced Legislative Framework that builds on the tremendous success of the Protected Innocence Challenge, which saw states raise their grades over 10 years from mostly failing to mostly As and Bs. As the past 10 years have led to new research and opportunities to listen to survivors and the field, what we have heard, and responded to, is a call to raise the bar for states…to build on the foundation of progress by further improving protections for child sex trafficking victims.
The Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking will continue to support states’ efforts to improve their existing legal protections for child sex trafficking victims by focusing more deeply on survivor-centered and trauma-informed approaches for responding to children and youth who have been exploited, while encouraging meaningful and sustainable prevention efforts.
Shared Hope International informs stakeholders from across the country on how to improve state laws in relation to the Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking Advanced Legislative Framework, which builds on 10 years of legislative analysis and advocacy.
The Shared Hope Institute for Justice & Advocacy is a center for training, research and advocacy that gathers and concentrates the power of Shared Hope’s programs under one roof.
For over 20 years, Shared Hope has been at the forefront of groundbreaking research related to child and youth sex trafficking in the U.S. Our research and resulting resources support the development of vital policies and promising practices for identifying and providing appropriate responses to survivors.
Shared Hope’s multi-modal training focuses on equipping anti-trafficking stakeholders with the resources and knowledge necessary for identifying trafficking victimization and delivering a survivor-centered response. Our Team provides high quality, customized training to law enforcement, juvenile and criminal justice stakeholders, service providers, advocates, child welfare, and policymakers.
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