Human Trafficking Enactment Database

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  • Trafficking of Children and Youth: Addresses laws that that involve minors in human trafficking.
  • Labor Trafficking Crimes: Addresses laws that provide criminal penalties for labor trafficking or laws that expressly address antilabor trafficking efforts.
  • Sex Trafficking Crimes: Addresses laws that provide criminal penalties for sex trafficking or laws that expressly address anti-sex trafficking efforts.
  • Services and Protections for Trafficking Survivors: Addresses laws that provide services to survivors of trafficking crimes.
  • Judicial Options for Survivors: Addresses laws that provide survivors of trafficking crimes with judicial protections or options. Laws include prosecutorial immunity, affirmative defenses and civil standing.
  • Purchasers: Addresses laws that provide criminal penalties or diversion programs for those who purchase commercial sex involving trafficked persons.
  • Business Regulations and Licensing: Addresses laws that regulate businesses, establish licensing standards, or requires private sector training related to human trafficking.
  • Prevention and Awareness: Addresses laws concerning the human trafficking hotline, proclamations of awareness and public sector training requirements.
  • Coordination/Study of Trafficking Efforts: Addresses laws that create study groups, coordinating committees or pilot programs. Includes any law that charges a state entity with responsibilities related to trafficking.
  • Child Welfare Administration: Addresses laws related to the intersection of human trafficking and child welfare populations and agencies
  • Funding, Fines and Appropriations: Addresses laws that provide appropriations for antitrafficking efforts, establishes a fine for trafficking crimes, creates or amends funds for antitrafficking efforts or services, or sets forfeiture procedures for assets involved in trafficking crimes.
  • Miscellaneous: Addresses miscellaneous categories, including laws that include trafficking crimes in sex offender registration requirements and laws that prohibit the release of public records concerning trafficking survivors.

This webpage was supported by grant number 2015-VF-GX-K021, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.


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