Definitions of Human Trafficking

Date: July 2020
Definitions of Human Trafficking

Series Title: State Statutes Series

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2020

File Size: 426 KB

Current Through: 07-31-2020

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This publication presents State criminal laws that define human trafficking, including involuntary servitude, forced labor and services, and sex trafficking of minors. Federal definitions of human trafficking and the inclusion of trafficking in civil child abuse definitions also are discussed. This publication presents a general overview of this aspect of child welfare law. Summaries of laws on this topic for all individual States and U.S. territories are available from the State Statutes Search page.

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2020). Definitions of human trafficking. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau. 

This publication is a product of the State Statutes Series prepared by Child Welfare Information Gateway. While every attempt has been made to be as complete as possible, additional information on these topics may be in other sections of a State's code as well as agency regulations, case law, and informal practices and procedures.

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