STATE TRAFFICKING LAWS
American Indian/Alaska Native adult or child victims of sex trafficking may find themselves navigating state court jurisdiction. Each state will have laws that define the crime of sex trafficking. The criminal elements that comprise the crime of Sex Trafficking may vary greatly from state to state. To properly assist these victims, having ready access to state sex trafficking laws is important. For instance, information ranking states on state sex trafficking laws including the state victim service laws. The Polaris Project has collected such information and is a useful place for any advocate to learn more about their respective state trafficking laws.
Equally important is having access to state victims' rights laws in order to ensure that the victim is informed and heard during the state criminal process. For information on state victim rights laws, please visit the Office of Justice Programs victim law website.