It is estimated that over 100,000 children are victims of domestic minor sex trafficking each year. Domestic minor sex trafficking is routinely undetected, overlooked or misidentified due to common misconceptions. While our ability to identify victims and offenders has improved, there are still significant gaps in the justice system’s response to domestic minor sex trafficking. An increased understanding of the dynamics of human trafficking and greater coordination between criminal justice professionals and community-based programs is critical to overcoming these challenges.
“Do You Know Lacy?” is a two-day training designed to raise awareness about the dynamics of domestic minor sex trafficking and increase coordination among justice system professionals. AEquitas is partnering with Shared Hope International to host a discipline-specific track for prosecutors at the upcoming “Do You Know Lacy?” training in Portland, Oregon. The track is designed to explore the complex issues faced by prosecutors through practical case evaluation, mini-lectures, demonstrations, and group discussions. Federal, state and local prosecutors are encouraged to attend.
For additional information and to register, please visit: http://www.sharedhope.org/Forms/DYKL_10_4_12_PortlandOR.aspx