Not For Sale:  End the Trafficking of Children

NCSL's 2010 Fall Forum: Dec. 10, 2010

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Moderators:
Assemblyman William Horne, Nevada
Senator Renee Unterman, Georgia

Speakers: 
Linda Smith, Shared Hope International, Washington
Erin Otis, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Arizona
Glen Mucci, Phoenix Police Separtment, Arizona
Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Washington

Overview  

On Dec. 10, 2010, at NCSL’s Fall Forum in Phoenix, the Law and Criminal Justice and Human Services and Welfare Committees discussed child sex trade in the United States.  A recent national study said some 100,000 young people are exploited in sex trade each year.  Some state legislatures are reforming laws to identify young people who are being trafficked and provide services and assistance to them as victims and children in need of assistance, rather than treating them as juvenile delinquents or adult prostitutes.   

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