Child Sex Trafficking - Research and Resources

CSTT offers information resources to enhance expertise and promote research-based programs and practices that prevent child sexual exploitation, help survivors heal and thrive, and bring exploiters to justice: 

  • A webinar series addressing trends, lessons learned, and promising practices. Sign up to receive information about upcoming webinars, and visit our recorded webinars archive.
  • Curated articles and relevant research from peer-reviewed journals supporting CSTT’s five overarching goals: protect, recognize, rescue, support healing, and bring justice. 

CSTT also funds research on child sex trafficking and evaluations of innovative anti-trafficking programs, ​and encourages collaboration by scholars in the field to amplify research efforts.

CSTT Research Reports

2021 Archived Research


2020 Archived Research


2019 Archived Research


Supported Research and Evaluations

CSTT supports research on human trafficking and child exploitation and evaluations of emerging and innovative anti-trafficking programs.

CSTT facilitates regional interdisciplinary academic collaboratives which collect, analyze, and disseminate research to help drive policy and practice to end the commercial sexual exploitation of youth.