Survivor Protection: Reducing the Risk of Trauma to Child Sex Trafficking Victims
This paper will provide an overview of the legal justifications for extending existing protections for child abuse victim witnesses to domestic child sex trafficking victim witnesses, and highlight various states that have passed legislation to this effect.
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.
Shattered Hearts: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota
Despite Minnesota’s significant efforts to identify sex trafficking victims and meet their needs, to our knowledge there had never been any sort of summary report produced in either Minnesota or the U.S. regarding the commercial sexual exploitation of this nation’s indigenous girls and women.
Gender Differences in Recidivism Rates for Juvenile Justice Youth: The Impact of Sexual Abuse
Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a potent risk factor for delinquency and subsequent juvenile justice involvement, especially for young women (Chesney–Lind, 1997; Gavazzi et al., 2006; Hubbard & Pratt, 2002). A person that experiences any type of maltreatment during childhood, including sexual abuse, is significantly more likely to be arrested, as a juvenile or adult, than a person who was not [...]
The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story
...the leading cause of arrest for girls are minor offenses such as misdemeanors, status offenses, outstanding warrants, and technical violations. And the decision to arrest and detain girls in these cases has been shown often to be based in part on the perception of girls’ having violated conventional norms and stereotypes of feminine behavior, even when that behavior is caused by trauma.