New Resource for Law Enforcement Leaders on Combating Child Sex Trafficking

On January 28th, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) released a new resource: Combating Child Sex Trafficking: A Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders. Child sex trafficking involves a number of offenses, requiring law enforcement to collaborate with multiple partners to identify and respond to the child victims while holding accountable those responsible for their exploitation. Combating this crime requires working with prosecutors, schools, victim service providers, parole officers, child welfare agencies, community members, and others. This guide aims to help law enforcement leaders adopt effective multidisciplinary approaches to address this crime and provides tips on training, identifying resources, and engaging communities. This guide also includes descriptions of effective programs in five law enforcement jurisdictions.

To request a copy or view online, visit the COPS Office Resource Center.

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