The growing awareness of human trafficking in the United States and abroad requires government and human services agencies to develop and implement effective policies and practices for identifying and serving. Child welfare agencies are often on the front lines of these changes as the first responders. Children and youth involved with the child welfare system due to abuse or neglect and then placed in foster care or group homes—as well as youth who are involved with the justice system or have run away, or become homeless, are often at higher risk of being trafficked.
- Federal laws and resources
- Preventing human trafficking
- Identifying human trafficking
- Responding to human trafficking
- State examples