gender-responsive Tag

Crittenton Partner Blog: CSEC as a Gender-Based Violence Issue

The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) or sex trafficking of minors has garnered more attention from the criminal justice agencies as well as communities in these past years. From safe harbor laws (that protect minors being sex trafficked as victims instead of treating them as criminals) to higher penalties for traffickers and those who purchase sex from minors, the criminal justice-framed response echoes the...

Read More
2014 Federal Legislation

Priority legislation being considered by the federal government identified for its impact to the clients, staff and communities of Crittenton.   HR 1732 (Bass) Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Human Trafficking Act Requires state child welfare agencies that receive federal funds to report on current efforts and/or their future plans to address human trafficking and CSEC in their care, and mandates data collection on human trafficking by...

Read More