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Child Trafficking Legislation

Federal and state legislation guide the work of Child Trafficking Response Unit.  The CTRU analyzes, interprets and issues All County Letters or Notices to inform counties of requirements, which may include changes on data collection, reporting, service provision, and collaboration.

Federal Laws

PL 114-22 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (Signed into Law May 29, 2015)

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

H.R. 4980 Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

H.R. 4980 Fact Sheet (Children’s Defense Fund, 2014)

Public Law 113-183

PL 113-183 Highlights (National Foster Parent Association, 2014)

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Information Memorandum: Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (October 23, 2014)

Federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)

Full TVPA Law, 2013

California Trafficking Victims Protection Act (Signed into Law September 21, 2005)

Full CA-TVPA Law, 2005

Major Human Trafficking Legislation in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate 114th Congress(Jennifer Arguinzoni, of the National Conference of State Legislatures, 2015)

California State Legislation

SB 1322 Human Services (Signed into Law September 26, 2016)

SB 794 Human Services, Child Welfare Services (Signed into Law October 1, 2015)

SB 855 Human Services (Signed into Law June 20, 2014)

AB 1775

AB 2035 (Vetoed September 29, 2014)
Veto Message

State Laws

California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 300b(2)

California Penal Code Section 236.1


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Data and Reporting

Requirements: Federal & State