National Council of Youth and Family Court Judges develops resources for child trafficking

RENO, Nevada (KOLO) – A new resource has been developed for court staff to help them better serve the community. January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and the National Council of Youth and Family Court Judges is offering an eight-part webinar.

This program allows judges to go beyond the surface of youth behaviors and understand what is best for young people. The Child Sexual Trafficking Courts Resource Center will equip judges with learning skills and prepare justice systems to be trauma-responsive in these situations.

Cheri Ely, Juvenile Justice Program Director, NCJFCJ, explained how this program is making a difference for communities nationwide,

“We want to make sure that we eliminate this problem by creating pathways through the justice system to ensure that survivors are moved out of this life and into safe and secure environments – that they deal with their trauma and receive services so that they can go to school, complete their education and become productive members of the community, ”said Ely.

This resource program was developed in Reno and by the oldest organization of judicial members in the country. The series is not only available to court staff, but anyone interested in learning about the legal aspect of human trafficking can participate.

For more information on the program or additional resources, click here.

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