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NCJ Number: 250199 Find in a Library
Title: Trafficking in Persons Symposium Final Report (April 10-13, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT)
Author(s): Stephanie Ryon; Phil Keith; Elizabeth Brown
Corporate Author: Fox Valley Technical College
United States of America
Date Published: July 2012
Page Count: 100
Sponsoring Agency: Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2009-MC-CK-K058
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Discussion themes and recommendations are presented from an April 2016 symposium on trafficking in persons.
Abstract: The intent of the symposium was to examine several issues that are significant in effectively addressing child trafficking. Among the issues discussed are identification of victims and offenders, engaging victims, investigation and prosecution, response, survivor restoration, and the survivor perspective. Symposium presentations and discussions noted that the identification of victims and offenders is complicated by a number of factors, including cultural considerations, the hidden nature of the crime, the uniqueness of the victim/offender relationship, the victim’s age, and society’s perception of the issue. Improving the identification of victims and offenders is dependent on consistent data collection techniques or the development of a national tracking system that tags high-risk youth and captures information on case outcomes. The investigation and prosecution of child trafficking is hindered by cross-border/jurisdictional issues and lack of cooperation among Federal, State, and tribal jurisdictions. Investigation and prosecution must be conducted by properly trained personnel. Also, effective programming must be in place for victims. The symposium developed objectives designed to address these issues. Data collected from symposim participants highlight several directions for future research, policy, and programming. 2 tables, 1 exhibit, 47 references, and appended symposium agenda
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Investigative techniques; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Prosecution; Trafficking in Persons; Victim services; Victim-offender relationships
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