Draft Legislation to Prevent and Address Sex Trafficking of Youth in Foster Care
On December 20, the House Ways and Means Committee released draft legislation designed to prevent sex trafficking of youth in America’s foster care system, reduce the vulnerability of youth in foster care, and encourage States to provide youth with additional opportunities so they can become successful adults. The draft legislation was developed based on testimony received at two Human Resources Subcommittee hearings earlier this year, as well as other legislation introduced by Republican and Democrat Members of Congress.
What's your perspective on this proposal to protect youth in foster care and ensure they are set up for success? Share your thoughts on this proposal with us by emailing PreventTrafficking@mail.house.gov. Comments are due on January 17, 2014.
• “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care” Draft
• Summary of draft proposal
• Subcommittee Hearings related to these issues
o Letting Kids Be Kids: Balancing Safety with Opportunity for Foster Youth
o Preventing and Addressing Sex Trafficking of Youth in Foster Care