In Site News on May 6, 2008 at 2:12 pm

The Child Trafficking Resource Project (CTRP) is part of the Child Trafficking Outreach Initiative at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST). The Child Trafficking Outreach Initative was created by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking in order to increase identification of child trafficking survivors in the Los Angeles Area. Child trafficking is an under-identified crime in in Los Angeles area as well as throughout the United States.  Although studies show that the trafficking of minors may comprises as much as 30 to 50 percent of all trafficking cases, currently only 13 percent of trafficking cases identified and assisted by the U.S. Government are minors.  CAST’s Child Trafficking Outreach Initiative seeks to address the disparity between the identification of child trafficking and its actual prevalence by providing resources and training on how to identify and serve trafficked minors.

The most likely settings where service providers could encounter a child trafficking victim are: emergency rooms, hospitals, child protective services, state and local juvenile justice departments, domestic violences, centers, youth shelters, churches and religious centers, ethnic community organizations, school counselling services, health service providers, churches, organizations assisting refugees, legal aid agencies, street outreach programs, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and organizations working with domestic servants or prostitutes.

If you work for any of the above listed organizations or simply feel that your organization should have training on this issue please review the training materials located on the “Identification and Practitioner’s Training Materials” page.   If you would like to request a training or additional resources, please contact

The Child Trafficking Outreach Initiative is made possible by a generous donation from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. For more information please visit:


News Feed 9/18/08

In Uncategorized on September 19, 2008 at 10:23 am

Several Helpful Links:

1. Child An extensive comprehensive website demonstrating information on a number of facts, statistics, and examples

2. The Sociology Center Links to several United States federal laws and policies

3. International Human Rights Group The United Nation protocol to prevent, suppress, and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children

4. Statement of Wendy Patten, U.S Advocay Director Regarding efforts to combat human trafficking and Slavery






A Handbook on Planning Projects to Prevent Child Trafficking

In Uncategorized on September 17, 2008 at 10:33 am

 Author: Mike Dottridge, terre des hommes, 2007.

 Although a lot has been learned already about practical ways in which adults and children who have been trafficked can be protected and assisted, much less attention has been given in recent years to drawing lessons about what techniques succeed in preventing trafficking from occurring. 

Giving prevention more attention means improving the quality of preventive work, as well as increasing the amount of work being done. This handbook is a contribution towards that improvement, distilling some of the lessons which have already been learned by many different organisations.  The handbook is intended for anyone who plays a role in designing or organising activities to prevent child trafficking and, by implication, for a wider audience of policy makers in government, inter-governmental organisations and organisations involved in deciding what preventive activities should receive priority or in financing anti-trafficking activities.

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