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The Necessity of Safe Harbor Legislation and Its Implementation

In 2008 the New York State Legislature passed the Safe Harbor for Exploited Children Act, a critical law in the fight against child sex trafficking. The law has numerous provisions, but the primary function of the law is to prevent commercially sexually exploited children from being charged with prostitution. The legal basis is that a ...

An Evaluation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2011

On June 29th, 2011, Senator Patrick Leahy, cosponsored by Sen. Boxer, Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Cardin, Sen. Cochran, Sen. Feinstein, Sen. Gillibrand, Sen. Kerry, Sen. Rubio, Sen. Wyden introduced senate bill 1301, known as the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2011, in order to extend the work that the United States has done to ...