Child Sex Trafficking Needs Demand-Side Solutions
As long as demand for the commercial sex markets remains strong, reductions in incidences of child sex trafficking should not be expected. Attempts to combat drug trafficking and abuse have proven to be costly and ineffective by aiming at supply and distribution.
Oakland Won’t Quit on Trafficked Kids
By Lynsey Clark As child trafficking problem intensifies community finds new ways to combat the problem. Members of the Oakland police force sit on metal chairs scattered throughout a conference room, with badges and handcuffs clipped to their hips.
Child Trafficking Problem Prompts Response from California Lawmaker
By Lynsey Clark U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) authored legislation this month aimed at developing better training and data collection on child trafficking. The Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R.
Bill Passes Senate Expanding Services for Child Trafficking Victims
By Lynsey Clark A bill that would allow police and courts to treat child trafficking as a child welfare issue passed unanimously through the California state senate yesterday. The bill authored by state Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), would “expand the list of minors that may come within the jurisdiction of the juvenile dependency court to include victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.”