NN4Y asks Senate to sign on to Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act

The National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has created a signon letter for organizations to support the signing of The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA). This Act Reauthorizes and Strengthens the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) and includes provisions for services, support, and research/data for homeless youth. To be directed to the NN4Y website for more information on the RHYA, please click here

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Polaris asks child advocates to call on Congress today to help children fleeing from violence

Changes to the TVPRA would jeopardize the lives of children seeking safety in the United States. Undermining the law is not the right answer. Act now to keep the TVPRA in tact and ensure children get the care they deserve.

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UNICEF asks Congress to Strengthen Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking

Recent reports have shown that the majority of child trafficking victims in the United States have had contact, often multiple times, with the child welfare system Separate studies in New York State, California, and Connecticut all found that most exploited and trafficked children had been involved with their child welfare systems. H.R. 1732 and S.1823 would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and publish guidelines to assist child welfare agencies in serving survivors of trafficking, and youth at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking. It also helps improve data collection systems to better understand the scourge of human trafficking in our country.

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