Child Sex Trafficking - Bring Justice
Traffickers, buyers and those who profit from exploiting children must be held accountable. Law enforcement and prosecutors need the proper training and tools to adequately prosecute these criminals.
In pursuit of this goal, it is critical to maintain a child-centered perspective and a trauma-informed response in order to ensure the survivor's needs are met and that the survivor is empowered to participate in bringing justice to his/her exploiters.
CSTT brings justice for victims by:
- Providing funding and training to criminal justice partners;
- Empowering victim participation in investigations and prosecutions;
- Shifting cultural norms from blaming victims to holding exploiters accountable.
- Combatting emerging methods of exploitation.
- Texas Department of Public Safety Training Academy
- "What Every Prosecutor Should Know About Human Trafficking"
- Specialized prosecution units in Harris, Dallas, Bexar, Fort Bend, and Jefferson counties.
- Office of the Attorney General Sexual Extortion Investigation Project: Provides resources for investigating online sexual extortion cases.
- iWatchTexas Community Reporting System
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Child Sex Trafficking Analytical Team
Programs Supported by Grants from the Office of the Governor
- Human Trafficking Fusion Center: CSTT is partnering with Collective Liberty to provide free and full access to the Human Trafficking Fusion Center to investigators and prosecutors in Texas. The HT Fusion Center provides innovative tools that streamline and enhance investigations and prosecutions.