Attorneys General Pledge to Join FCC in Combatting Robocalls

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its leadership in combatting the scourge of robocalls and sharing their commitment to working collaboratively with the FCC via information-sharing agreements. While not all attorneys general who signed the letter have entered into information sharing agreements with the…

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41 State Attorneys General Write CFPB in Support of Debt Bondage Repair Act

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to support its intent to implement the Debt Bondage Repair Act, which prohibits consumer credit reporting agencies from reporting adverse information resulting from trafficking. The Debt Bondage Repair Act was signed into law in December 2021. …

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AGs Support CFPB Implementing Debt Bondage Repair Act

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to support its intent to implement the Debt Bondage Repair Act, which prohibits consumer credit reporting agencies from reporting adverse information resulting from trafficking. The Debt Bondage Repair Act was signed into law in December 2021.  It prohibits credit…

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Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Urges American Law Institute to Reject Amendments that Leave Victims of Sex Crimes Vulnerable, Put Children at Risk

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) wrote a letter to the American Law Institute (ALI) urging them to reject proposed changes to Section 213 of the Model Penal Code (MPC) that would weaken the ability of states to prosecute sexual assault, abuse, exploitation, and trafficking crimes; jeopardize the safety of victims…

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NAAG Challenges Efforts to Weaken Laws Against Human Trafficking & Sexual Abuse

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) wrote a letter to the American Law Institute (ALI) urging them to reject proposed changes to Section 213 of the Model Penal Code (MPC) that would weaken the ability of states to prosecute sexual assault, abuse, exploitation, and trafficking crimes; jeopardize the safety of victims of these crimes;…

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Highlights from the Center for International Partnerships and Strategic Collaboration’s Child Forensic Interview Training Program

This summer, NAAG’s Center for International Partnership’s and Strategic Collaboration (CIPS-C) facilitated a training program for an international team of investigators on how to conduct forensic interviews with children. Evidence from children is critical in cases involving child abuse, human trafficking, and, in the international context, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Unfortunately, aggressive and…

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U.S. House Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2017

The bill combines components of bills formerly introduced as the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act and the Justice for Child Victims Act. It establishes guidelines for restitution and seeks to ensure that victims receive timely and meaningful restitution.

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Interviewing Victims of Human Trafficking

This course addresses how to recognize signs and symptoms of trauma; conduct thoughtful and effective victim interviews that will minimize re-traumatization; and implement trauma-informed strategies that enhance victim safety and participation.

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Collaboration, Cooperation, Commitment: Working Together to End Human Trafficking

An Illinois case study illustrates the benefits that accrue when federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutors work together to rescue victims, investigate trafficking, and prosecute offenders.

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The Impact Money Laundering and Security Threats have on Prosecutors’ Abilities to Deter and Lessen the Effect of the Illegal Trade of Persons and Goods

The illegal trade of goods and people is, almost exclusively, motivated purely by financial gain. Disrupting these criminal enterprises requires a thorough understanding of the trafficking eco-system.

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