Attorneys General Ask for Simple Amendment to Federal Law to Fight Sex Trafficking

Federal enforcement alone has proved insufficient to stem the growth in online promotion of child sex trafficking. Those on the front lines of the battle against the sexual exploitation of children — state and local law enforcement — must have the clear authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of these and other horrible crimes.

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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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Prosecutors and Investigators Working Seamlessly To Address Non-Traditional Crimes Using Unconventional Strategies

It is a difficult task ascertaining the best ways prosecutors and investigators can address non-traditional criminal activity concerning illegal trade when typical remedies are ineffective. Additionally, these criminal enterprises are more and more frequently taking advantage of the global economy and transit capabilities, as well as advances in technology that defy traditional investigative techniques.

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How Motivating Factors and Vulnerabilities Contribute to the Proliferation of Illegal Trade in Persons and Goods Resulting in Global Harm Economically and Societally

2017 International Fellows Carlos Zamarripa Aguirre, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Guanajuato, Mexico; Catherine Ford, State Advocate, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions: Western Cape, National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa, South Africa; Kirsta Leeburg Melton, Deputy Criminal Chief, Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime Section, Office of the Attorney General, Texas;…

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Fighting Injustice through Humanizing the Faces of Illegal Trade

2017 International Fellows Keith Alder, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, New South Wales, Australia; Mike Chibita, Director of Public Prosecutions, Uganda; Luciana Frota, Drug Crimes State Prosecutor, Brazil; Leigh Gwathney, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Trials Division, Alabama, USA; Solange Legras, Attorney General, Chief of International Division, France; Raul Solis, Prosecutor, Criminal Cases Investigation, Peru. This…

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Attorneys General Ask for Simple Amendment to Federal Law to Fight Sex Trafficking

Washington, D.C.—The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter today to congressional leaders urging them to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996 and affirm that all law enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking. A bipartisan coalition of 50 state and territorial attorneys general signed the letter, which…

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