Is Your Child Client a Victim of Sex Trafficking?

Eva J. Klain

Whether you represent a child client in abuse and neglect (child welfare) proceedings or in some other capacity, you should recognize that child victims of other crimes may also be victims of human trafficking, and specifically domestic child sex trafficking. Often, the children may not view themselves as trafficking victims. It is therefore important for you to assess a case with a full understanding of applicable laws—both traditional laws and more recent anti-trafficking statutes.

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