In an effort to increase court understanding and capacity when dealing with human trafficking-related cases the HTC is continuously producing articles that focus the needs of the state courts with regard to human trafficking. Download all of our current publications below – and sign up to be informed when new publications are released.

Mandated Corporate Responsibility for Human Trafficking: New Federal Acquisition Regulation Steps Up Supply Chain Accountability
The federal government issued a mandate that all companies with a government contract comply immediately with human trafficking rules incorporated into the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). The new clause in the stems from 2012 Executive Order, “Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts,” where the President reiterated the U.S.’s policy prohibiting the U.S. from contributing to this criminal activity.

Breaking Barriers: Improving Services for LGBTQ Human Trafficking Victims
This resource provides valuable recommendations to service providers and criminal justice professionals, so that they may be better equipped to provide the specialized services and resources needed by LGBTQ trafficking victims and survivors.

An Evaluation Study of a Criminal Justice Reform Specialty Court-CATCH Court Changing Actions to Change Habits
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With funding from the Ohio Consortium of Crime Science, Dr. Karen Miner-Romanoff and Franklin University completed an independent evaluation of the CATCH Court in 2015. The evaluation found that the CATCH Court’s emphasis on therapeutic jurisprudence helped reduce the use of jail and improved the lives of human trafficking victims.

Knocking at Your Door: Labor Trafficking on Sales Crews (Polaris Project)
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the factors that allow this crime to persist and encourages greater understanding of the extensive abuses within the industry.

The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story (Human Rights for Girls)
This report exposes the ways in which we criminalize girls — especially girls of color — who have been sexually and physically abused, and it offers policy recommendations to dismantle the abuse to prison pipeline.

2013 Analysis of State Human Trafficking Laws: Vacating Convictions for Sex Trafficking Convictions (Polaris Project)

U.N. Condemns Criminalization of Trafficking Victims as a Human Rights Violation (CUNY)

Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major Cities (Urban Institute)

Assisting Human Trafficking Victims With Return of Property and Restitution (AEQuitas)

(Video) Interviewing Victims of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: Techniques and Tactics (AEQuitas)

Human Trafficking Trends in the United States (Polaris Project)

Trafficking in Persons Report, 2013 (U.S. State Department)

Halting Human Trafficking in Pittsburgh (Lawyers Journal)

 Responding to Human Trafficking: Lessons from an Experiment in the Bronx (Center for Court Innovation)