HEARING: Chairman Reichert Announces Hearing on Preventing and Addressing Sex Trafficking of Youth in Foster Care

1100 Longworth House Office Building at 2:00 PM
October 23, 2013 — Hearing   
Human Resources   

Focus of The Hearing
This hearing will review how the child welfare system currently works to prevent the sex trafficking of youth in foster care, how the needs of sex trafficking victims are addressed, and how Federal laws and policies might be improved to better ensure the safety and well-being of youth at risk of abuse and neglect.

Hearing Advisory
Chairman Reichert Announces Hearing on Preventing and Addressing Sex Trafficking of Youth in Foster Care

Witness List

PANEL 1:
 
The Honorable Erik Paulsen
U.S. Representative from the State of Minnesota
Testimony

The Honorable Louise Slaughter
U.S. Representative from the State of New York
Testimony

The Honorable Ted Poe
U.S. Representative from the State of Texas
Testimony
 
The Honorable Karen Bass
U.S. Representative from the State of California
Testimony
 
The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch
U.S. Senator from the State of Utah
Testimony

PANEL 2:                                                      
 
Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew
Board Member, Human Rights Project for Girls
Testimony
Truth in Testimony

John Ryan
CEO, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Testimony
Truth in Testimony

The Honorable Bobbe J. Bridge
President, CEO and Founder, Center for Children and Youth Justice
Testimony
Truth in Testimony

Melinda Giovengo, Ph.D.
Executive Director, YouthCare
Testimony
Truth in Testimony
 
Ashley Harris
Child Welfare Policy Associate, Texans Care For Children
Testimony
Truth in Testimony


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