We are dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the prevalence of human trafficking in the United States through the Human Trafficking and the State Courts Collaborative website. Establishing an appropriate state court role in addressing the numerous and complicated forms of modern day slavery will be one of the most difficult challenges confronting state courts in the coming decade.

The State Justice Institute provided initial funding to address this challenge, resulting in the formation of the Human Trafficking and the State Courts Collaborative (HTC) in early 2013. The HTC is being coordinated by the following partner agencies: the Center for Public Policy Studies (CPPS), the Center for Court Innovation (CCI), the National Judicial College (NJC), Legal Momentum, the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) and the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).

This website is one facet of the ongoing work of the HTC and is designed to provide up-to-date information, reports, statistics, and tools that will help justice system policy makers, practitioners and researchers more effectively address human trafficking issues. We anticipate the materials will prove useful to other individuals, groups and organizations committed to achieving a solution to end the trafficking of persons.

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The Intersection Between Prostitution, Human Trafficking, and Victimization Among Justice-Involved Women

Saturday December 24, 2016

The National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women, in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation, conducted a webinar titled to explore the nexus between prostitution, […]

Human Trafficking Court-Tennessee

Saturday December 24, 2016

In October 2015, the New York State Courts hosted a National Human Trafficking Summit which included representatives from states around the country to address sex […]

4th National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking

Sunday August 21, 2016

The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (NJIDCST) is offering a two-day program for judicial officers that addresses the serious issue of sex […]

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News Digest: December 31, 2016

Saturday January 14, 2017

The News Digest provides brief descriptions of all major human trafficking stories reported in the popular press  throughout 2016 and compiled by the Center for […]

News Digest: November 30, 2016

Saturday December 24, 2016

The News Digest provides brief descriptions of all major human trafficking stories reported in the popular press  throughout 2016 and compiled by the Center for […]

News Digest: October 31, 2016

Saturday December 24, 2016

The News Digest provides brief descriptions of all major human trafficking stories reported in the popular press  throughout 2016 and compiled by the Center for […]