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What I have been through is not who I am
ECPAT-USA Documentary- tells the story of a young girl (16 yrs old) who was deceived by a father figure who bought her things, took her places and then used that relationship to manipulate her into "the life" as it is called by those being trafficked.

Child Sex Trafficking Awareness Video
Linda Smith, former Congresswoman,  founder of Shared Hope International, in Washington DC, provides undercover video of children being sold.

Child Sex Slavery in America
Tina Frundt, founder and executive director of Courtney's House in Washington DC, discusses her experience as a Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking survivor. Members of Fair Fund, a non-profit in the D.C. area are working to eradicate this modern form of slavery and discuss their efforts.

Child Sex Slave Shares Story
Theresa Flores, a sex trafficking survivor, travels the country to share her story and educate others on what is happening in our country and how we all can play a part in preventing domestic minor sex trafficking.

Child Sex Trafficking: A story of a girl who managed to escape
A young woman in the Washington D.C. area was trafficked at a young age. She was caught in an undercover police investigation and with the help of the Fair Fund non-profit in Washington D.C., now leads a normal life.

"Very Young Girls" Trailer
A documentary focused on the lives of these young victims and the reality that many are sent to detention centers instead of receiving proper treatment

National Institute of Justice on Human Trafficking
The National Institute of Justice is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. Their Human Trafficking section provides information on their current projects and research in human trafficking.

ARTICLE:  Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Much investigation remains to be done regarding the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). As with other “low visibility” crimes, there is a lurking “dark figure” of unreported cases. Moreover, little reliable information exists about the types of people who exploit children in this way.
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ARTICLE:  Sex Trafficking:  Identifying Cases and Victims
This article is derived from a presentation given by the author at the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Fourth National Human Trafficking Conference in Atlanta, Ga., in September 2008. The National Institute of Justice participated in the conference, which was funded in part by components of DOJ, including the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office for Victims of Crime.
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Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force Report 2011
This document describes in detail human trafficking in Texas and efforts to combat trafficking as well as future priorities and initiatives and legislative recommendations.

"The Office of the Attorney General’s 2008 human trafficking report, The Texas Response to Human Trafficking, provided an overview of human trafficking in Texas, as well as local, state, and federal authorities’ responses to the increasingly prevalent criminal enterprise. The report also recommended changes to existing laws and rules that might improve authorities’ ability to hold traffickers accountable for their criminal conduct."

United States Department of Justice on Human Trafficking
The Assistant Attorney General serves as the Department's representative to the Senior Policy Operating Group, an Executive level policy implementation group created to address emerging inter-agency policy, grants, and planning issues.

Shared Hope International
Shared Hope International is a non-profit organization which exists to rescue and restore women and children in crisis. After several years of operating international safe houses for victims of human trafficking, Shared Hope, with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), conducted assessments in 10 U.S. locations where the DOJ-funded task forces to combat human trafficking. With these assessments, they found the prevalence of this crime in our own country, and are now working on eradicating DMST in the United States through research and awareness training.