February 14, 2020

STATEMENT – USA Needs a National Human Trafficking Prevalence Study

National Center on Sexual Exploitation Supports Sen. Hawley Bill

Washington, DC (February 14, 2020) –The National Center on Sexual Exploitation supports Sen. Josh Hawley’s bill that requires the Department of Justice to conduct a prevalence study of human trafficking.

“Fifteen years ago, we knew too little about human trafficking to conduct a successful human trafficking prevalence study, which Congress first mandated in 2005,” said Patrick A. Trueman, president and CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “Today, I’m confident the Department of Justice is ready to solve this perennial mystery.”

“NCOSE strongly supports Senator Josh Hawley’s bill to conduct a study of sex trafficking and labor trafficking that will trigger improvements in law enforcement protocols, direct service provision, and prevention efforts,” said Trueman.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography.

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