Human trafficking is a real threat to society, and many of our foster children are at risk of being caught in the web. Every state agency should develop policies and procedures for identifying and determining appropriate services for foster youth who are believed to be at risk of becoming a victim of sex trafficking. The National Foster Parent Association has developed the following document to highlight components of Public Law 113-183, the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, to help you understand the importance of this law.
PL 113-183 Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act Highlights
The bill has three titles:
- Title I focuses on the provisions to help states identify, track and develop services for children who are believed to be in danger of being trafficked.
- Title II includes a series of child welfare provisions related to improving the Adoption Incentives program and extending Family Connections Grants.
- Title III improves the process for getting international child support by allowing tribal governments and authorized foreign agencies to access the Federal Parent Locator Services.