JuST LIVE! State Action. National Change.
Throughout the month of October, this series of free webinars will introduce six key issue areas that form the Advanced Legislative Framework, which the Institute for Justice & Advocacy is excited to release on Wednesday, November 18.
The following are the six issue areas that will be addressed under the Advanced Legislative Framework:
- Criminal Provisions
- Identification of and Response to Victims
- Continuum of Care
- Access to Justice for Trafficking Survivors
- Tools for a Victim-Centered Criminal Justice Response
- Prevention and Training
What is the Advanced Legislative Framework?
It is comprised of the provisions that are still needed in state law to ensure a just response is provided to minor victims of sex trafficking. It builds on the foundation established over the past 10 years by The Protected Innocence Challenge legislative framework which has been used to grade the states every year since 2011. The Protected Innocence Challenge project was our vision for mobilizing states to improve legislation that impacts the sex trafficking of minors. Ten years of grassroots mobilization, advocacy, technical assistance, and consistent collaboration has allowed this vision to largely become reality.
All states now have a child sex trafficking law and most states have made significant progress in providing laws that protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable; collectively, the country has made significant progress in those matters. However, little has been done to address and fund specialized services for victims, or adequately address root causes such as demand. The past decade has also led to new research and opportunities to listen to survivors, bringing ever increasing clarity to the law and policy that must be in place to actually, finally, put an end to the sex trafficking of minors. It became clear that now is the time to raise the bar and challenge states to enact an advanced framework of laws for the protection of child sex trafficking victims.
To stay up to date on this exciting project, sign up here to guarantee the Framework will be delivered directly to you the moment it is released on November 18th!
To support implementation of the Advanced Legislative Framework, our Policy Team is available to provide technical assistance and legislative advocacy support; if you are a legislator, advocate, or state agency employee you may submit a technical assistance request here.
Clear criminal laws, including those that criminalize buyers of sex with children, are needed to ensure all sex trafficking offenders can be held accountable.
State laws must identify all commercially sexually exploited children as victims of trafficking and provide for a protective, rather than punitive response.
To break the cycle of exploitation, state laws must provide victims access to funded, trauma-informed services.
A range of civil and criminal justice remedies must be available for victims under the law.
Criminal justice procedures for the benefit and protection of victims must be provided under the law.
To help prevent trafficking and promote more just responses to child sex trafficking victims, training for child welfare, juvenile justice, law enforcement, prosecutors and school personnel, and prevention education for students, must be required by law.
Wednesday, November 18
Will there be CEUs?
At this point in time we are not able to provide CEUs for the live webinar presentations. We can however provide you with a general certificate of attendance if our records show you attended at least 60% of the live presentation. If you selected the option to receive a general certificate of attendance in your registration and you attended at least 60% of the live presentation, please expect to receive a general certificate of attendance within 1 week of the live presentation. If you didn’t select the option to receive a certificate and would still like to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. General certificates of attendance will not be provided for viewing recorded presentations.
Will there be handouts?
If handouts are made available by the presenter, they can be found in your GoToWebinar confirmation 1 day before the webinar starts. They will also be available for download from the live webinar. Presentation materials are for reference only and are not to be redistributed or repurposed without explicit written permission granted by the presenter.
Are the webinars free?
Yes! All of the webinars in the series are free. You can register for as many as you would like.
How are webinars being hosted?
We are using GoToWebinar to host our webinars. Attendees joining will be automatically be muted and they will not be able to share their camera or their screen. You can test your system requirements here: Check Your System Requirements
Can I see an attendee list?
Yes! When you register you will be given the option to Opt-in to a published attendee list. The attendee list will be shared via email and will include Name, Title, Organization and email address. The purpose of this attendee list is to facilitate connections across the nation. The list will be shared at the end of the webinar series.
How can I contact presenters?
During the live presentation, send a question to the host requesting to be connected and we will facilitate a connection for you after the presentation.
Will there be an in-person JuST Conference next year?
Absolutely! We can’t wait! For more information, visit: https://www.justconference.org/just-conference-2021/
Will the Live presentations be recorded?
Yes! While we cannot guarantee that recordings will be successful, we will do our best to make recordings of all of the live presentations available in November 2020.
- The views expressed by presenters, may not necessarily reflect the views of Shared Hope International.
- The information and links provided throughout the webinar series are solely for educational and informational purposes and do not constitute legal advice.