Understanding Child Sex Trafficking in Wisconsin


Sex trafficking of children and youth is a growing concern nationally and in Wisconsin. Sex trafficking of minors has been identified, investigated and charged in most, if not all, counties within Wisconsin. It is both an urban and rural issue.

Via 2015 Wisconsin Act 367, Wisconsin aligned its response to child sex trafficking with the federal legislation and requirements found in the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 (PL 113-83) and the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (PL 144-22).

This course is designed to provide crucial information to child welfare workers to support the identification of and responses to instances of child sex trafficking. In these six modules, you will learn about the:

  • Scope of child sex trafficking
  • Dynamics of child sex trafficking
  • Factors that increase a youth’s vulnerability to child sex trafficking
  • Indicators that a child has been sex trafficked
  • The experience of leaving sex trafficking
  • The impact of the legislative requirements on Wisconsin child welfare systems and processes

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