Continuing Ed: PREVENTING CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING THROUGH STATEWIDE COORDINATED EFFORTS: THE MINNESOTA APPROACH - Just Live! A Focused Webinar Series (Issue 6: Prevention and Training)
JUST LIVE! STATE ACTION. NATIONAL CHANGE. A FOCUS ON THE ADVANCED LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK
This year, Shared Hope will be hitting “pause” on our regular JuST Conference content to bring you a special series from the Shared Hope Institute for Justice and Advocacy the JuST LIVE! State Action. National Change.
Throughout the month of October, this series of free webinars will introduce six key issue areas that form the Advanced Legislative Framework, which the Institute for Justice & Advocacy is excited to release on Wednesday, November 18.
The following are the SIX ISSUE AREAS that will be addressed under the Advanced Legislative Framework (*2 SESSIONS PER EACH ISSUE). For full description of each session, click the JUST LIVE! Website link below. Click REGISTER NOW below to register for each session you want to attend.
1. Criminal Provisions
Clear criminal laws, including those that criminalize buyers of sex with children, are needed to ensure all sex trafficking offenders can be held accountable.
2. Identification of and Response to Victims
State laws must identify all commercially sexually exploited children as victims of trafficking and provide for a protective, rather than punitive response.
3. Continuum of Care
To break the cycle of exploitation, state laws must provide victims access to funded, trauma-informed services.
4. Access to Justice for Trafficking Survivors
A range of civil and criminal justice remedies must be available for victims under the law.
*5. Tools for a Victim-Centered Criminal Justice Response (One Session only)
Criminal justice procedures for the benefit and protection of victims must be provided under the law.
6. Prevention and Training
To help prevent trafficking and promote more just responses to child sex trafficking victims, training for child welfare, juvenile justice, law enforcement, prosecutors and school personnel, and prevention education for students, must be required by law.
*Launch of the State Action, National Change: Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking - NOVEMBER 18
REGISTRATION & AGENDA:
Registration for the JuST LIVE! State Action. National Change. webinar series is free! You can register for as many webinars in the series as you would like. To register, click the REGISTER NOW and simply add each item to your cart and be sure to check-out. Not sure which webinars you’d like to attend now? No worries, you can always register for more at a later date.
WHAT IS THE ADVANCED LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK?
It is comprised of the provisions that are still needed in state law to ensure a just response is provided to minor victims of sex trafficking. It builds on the foundation established over the past 10 years by The Protected Innocence Challenge legislative framework which has been used to grade the states every year since 2011. The Protected Innocence Challenge project was our vision for mobilizing states to improve legislation that impacts the sex trafficking of minors. Ten years of grassroots mobilization, advocacy, technical assistance, and consistent collaboration has allowed this vision to largely become reality.