Report: Child Sex Trafficking in the United States

This report (PDF, 23 pages) defines child sex trafficking and describes barriers to accurately identifying and tracking cases of child sex trafficking. The report provides an offender profile, reviews most frequently used offender methodology, and describes DOJ efforts to do the following: 

  • Review and update training, policies, and guidance for law enforcement to protect human trafficking victims 

  • Create comprehensive training on financial restitution for victims 

  • Increase victim-centered criminal enforcement through improved coordination among law enforcement agencies and their partners 

  • Engage relevant stakeholders to increase child sex trafficking prosecutions 

  • Enhance capabilities to locate children who are missing 

  • Develop improved technology for human trafficking identification and identify technical barriers impeding investigations 

  • Enhance focus on investigating and prosecuting facilitators of human trafficking 

Learn more (PDF, 23 pages).