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
- 2023 Research Volume 1
- 2021 Research Volume 2
- 2021 Research Volume 1
- 2020 Research Volume 1
- 2020 Research Volume 2
- 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.
- Human Trafficking by the Numbers: The Initial Benchmark of Prevalence and Economic Impact for Texas, December 2016
- “To the Public, Nothing was Wrong with Me” Life Experiences of Minors and Youth in Texas At Risk for Commercial Sexual Exploitation, March 2019
- Project 180: A Prostitution Diversion Program. An Assessment of Version 1. October 2019
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.