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Message ID: 9728
Date: 2014-09-16

Author:Walter Fahr

Subject:RE: sex trafficking and child welfare

I have attempted to identify sources of information, without a lot of success, to get a more precise estimate of the number of commercial sexual trafficking victims, for our state. The FBI Uniform Crime Statistics are supposed to include data on Human Trafficking, but as yet have not shown any data. NCMEC can provide data on the # of intakes that are identified as high risk for sexual trafficking. However, there data is dependent upon who contacts them for assistance. Missing foster care juveniles are not routinely reported to NCMEC by all public child welfare agencies. In Louisiana we do report all such cases, and we are getting information from their intakes about identified and prospective victims. Polaris Project/National Human Trafficking Resource Center has data by state, but it is based on the calls made to them. Shared Hope International has some data but it is also limited to field reports from NGOs. NCANDS AFCARS collects data from all state child welfare agencies, but data specific to juvenile sexual trafficking is not currently captured. Proposed Federal legislation HR 4058, if it becomes law, will require all public child welfare agencies to capture and report to ACF, data on juvenile sexual trafficking ( within child welfare cases). However, even if this bill passes soon, we are still a year or more away from being able to see such data on a national basis. For now, data would be available in a few states such as Florida, Connecticut, possibly New York and Georgia, along with a few others. However to obtain data you will have to contact each state child welfare office directly. In Louisiana, we are beginning to more systematically collect data for all victims of sexual and labor trafficking, from all sources, to include child welfare. However, the first report will not be available until mid 2015. Walter G. Fahr, MSW/LCSW Child Welfare Consultant Child Welfare Programs Department of Children and Family Services State of Louisiana Desk: 225-342-6832 Fax: 225-342-3480 -----Original Message----- From: bounce-117931983-25322010@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-117931983-25322010@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Fay Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 1:03 AM To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' Subject: RE: sex trafficking and child welfare Florida may have child welfare data - in 2012 the Safe Harbor Act and Human Trafficking Act were passed by the legislature, a brief (8 minute) video about how the sexually exploited child is placed (i.e. safe house). There are reports to be submitted annually to the Legislature about the implementation of the law. http://centervideo.forest.usf.edu/legupdatemontage12/legupdatemontage12.html and a link to an overview of a report from January 2014 - http://www.djj.state.fl.us/docs/research2/briefing-report-csec-revised.pdf?s fvrsn=0 -----Original Message----- From: bounce-117925490-61969573@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-117925490-61969573@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Julie Lewellyn Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 4:07 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: sex trafficking and child welfare Hi Everyone, I am a doctoral student and I am interested in completing my dissertation on domestic minor sex trafficking. I would like to explore information that might be available in the child welfare system re: minor sex trafficking/prostitution. Does anyone have any ideas about what data would be available for me to collect from child welfare agencies? Any suggestions/ideas would be appreciated. Thank you! Julie Lewellyn, MSW, LCSW Marywood University Doctoral Student juliemsw@ptd.net (570) 204-5699

I have attempted to identify sources of information, without a lot of success, to get a more precise estimate of the number of commercial sexual trafficking victims, for our state. The FBI Uniform Crime Statistics are supposed to include data on Human Trafficking, but as yet have not shown any data. NCMEC can provide data on the # of intakes that are identified as high risk for sexual trafficking. However, there data is dependent upon who contacts them for assistance. Missing foster care juveniles are not routinely reported to NCMEC by all public child welfare agencies. In Louisiana we do report all such cases, and we are getting information from their intakes about identified and prospective victims. Polaris Project/National Human Trafficking Resource Center has data by state, but it is based on the calls made to them. Shared Hope International has some data but it is also limited to field reports from NGOs. NCANDS AFCARS collects data from all state child welfare agencies, but data specific to juvenile sexual trafficking is not currently captured. Proposed Federal legislation HR 4058, if it becomes law, will require all public child welfare agencies to capture and report to ACF, data on juvenile sexual trafficking ( within child welfare cases). However, even if this bill passes soon, we are still a year or more away from being able to see such data on a national basis. For now, data would be available in a few states such as Florida, Connecticut, possibly New York and Georgia, along with a few others. However to obtain data you will have to contact each state child welfare office directly. In Louisiana, we are beginning to more systematically collect data for all victims of sexual and labor trafficking, from all sources, to include child welfare. However, the first report will not be available until mid 2015. Walter G. Fahr, MSW/LCSW Child Welfare Consultant Child Welfare Programs Department of Children and Family Services State of Louisiana Desk: 225-342-6832 Fax: 225-342-3480 -----Original Message----- From: bounce-117931983-25322010list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-117931983-25322010list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Fay Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 1:03 AM To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' Subject: RE: sex trafficking and child welfare Florida may have child welfare data - in 2012 the Safe Harbor Act and Human Trafficking Act were passed by the legislature, a brief (8 minute) video about how the sexually exploited child is placed (i.e. safe house). There are reports to be submitted annually to the Legislature about the implementation of the law. http://centervideo.forest.usf.edu/legupdatemontage12/legupdatemontage12.html and a link to an overview of a report from January 2014 - http://www.djj.state.fl.us/docs/research2/briefing-report-csec-revised.pdf?s fvrsn=0 -----Original Message----- From: bounce-117925490-61969573list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-117925490-61969573list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Julie Lewellyn Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 4:07 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: sex trafficking and child welfare Hi Everyone, I am a doctoral student and I am interested in completing my dissertation on domestic minor sex trafficking. I would like to explore information that might be available in the child welfare system re: minor sex trafficking/prostitution. Does anyone have any ideas about what data would be available for me to collect from child welfare agencies? Any suggestions/ideas would be appreciated. Thank you! Julie Lewellyn, MSW, LCSW Marywood University Doctoral Student juliemswptd.net (570) 204-5699