ECPAT-USA releases the “Steps to Safety” report analyzing Safe Harbor Laws (2015).
Adapted summary: Safe Harbor laws protect children who become victims of sex trafficking by ensuring they are treated as victims, not criminals. With its easy-to-use checklist and guidance for state legislators it is a useful tool for anyone seeking to pass strong Safe Harbor laws. The report covers 19 states and the District of Columbia. It covers the broad spectrum from states with minimalistic laws to highly detailed. This report will help ensure each state has a detailed and comprehensive law in place. ECPAT-USA will lend its support to help make this a reality.