➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: State Department Pats Self on Back But We Still Don’t Know How Many Kids Are Trafficked In the U.S. (Opinion)
Huffington Post – July 10, 2017
ECPAT works to protect children from exploitation. For us the key question is, how much progress has the U.S. made in stopping child trafficking? The TIP report is dense with descriptions of the actions it has taken, combining statistics and an occasional anecdote. It is fair to say that the U.S. has done a lot since the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act was passed in 2000. But it remains difficult to understand anything at all about what it amounts to when it comes to protecting children from sex trafficking.