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Sex Trafficking in the United States

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The Government Innovators Network and the National Institute of Justice of the U.S. Department of Justice hosted this online event to examine human sex trafficking. Sexual exploitation of trafficked persons is widespread globally, and is increasingly recognized as a significant but largely invisible problem within the United States. Some estimates place the number of people trafficked into the country each year in the tens of thousands. Sex trafficking is a multifaceted threat that requires a comprehensive approach, including prevention measures, identification and prosecution of perpetrators, and protection of victims.

Date Created: January 1, 2014