Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking
Recent reports have shown that the majority of child trafficking victims in the United States have had contact, often multiple times, with the child welfare system. Child welfare professionals can play a critical role in identifying and protecting youth who are targeted by human traffickers.
In the U.S. Congress, a bipartisan bill, the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 1732 / S.1823), would help improve state child welfare systems in order to better protect children.
Join the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in a discussion with special guests from Representative Karen Bass' office, the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST-LA) and End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT-USA) Wednesday, January 29th at 4 PM ET.--
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