National Call on Child Welfare – February 20, 2014

For Release: February 27, 2014

The Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking (ATEST) hosted a National Call on Child Welfare on February 20, 2014. ATEST was joined by anti-trafficking organizations to discuss the latest developments in child welfare legislation pending in the House (H.R.1732) and Senate (S.1823).

ATEST invited interested groups to sign on to a letter in support of S.1823, a critical piece of legislation needed to ensure that child victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking are identified by state child welfare agencies and receive the services they need. ATEST coalition partners also recommended participants Take Action by urging their Senators to co-sponsor S.1823, “Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking of 2013.”

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