ABA Policy on Trauma Informed Advocacy for Children and Youth
The American Bar Association urges the development of trauma-informed, evidence-based approaches and practices on behalf of justice system-involved children and youth who have been exposed to violence, including victims of child abuse and neglect or other crimes and those subject to delinquency or status offense proceedings.
Safe Harbor Policies for Juvenile Victims of Sex Trafficking: A Myopic View of Improvements in Practice
This article uses yearly count data on juvenile prostitution arrests aggregated at the state level to explore the criminalization of commercial sexually exploited children post safe harbor policy implementation.
No Wrong Door: A Comprehensive Approach to Safe Harbor for Minnesota’s Sexually Exploited Youth
Minnesota’s Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Youth Law, passed in July 2011, is designed to ensure that juveniles who are sexually exploited or at risk of exploitation are treated as victims under Minnesota law.
Unintended Consequences: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence Mandatory and Pro-Arrest Policies and Practices on Girls & Young Women
This report summarizes the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJPD) Roundtable about the intended consequences and impact of mandatory and pro-arrest domestic violence policies on girls, young women and women and the disproportionate impact on communities of color.