Thousands of United States children are victims of sex trafficking every month.
This website can help you learn about human trafficking and in particular the commercial sexual exploitation of children and how you can help end this horrific crime. This site is funded and managed by the Tennessee Women’s Fund Alliance.
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 is the first comprehensive federal law to address trafficking in persons. The law provides a three-pronged approach that includes prevention, protection, and prosecution. Human sex trafficking is one of the fasted growing crimes in the U.S.
Under U.S. federal law, sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age, (22 USC § 7102; 8 CFR § 214.11(a)).