Introducing Shared Hope International’s inaugural Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking! These new report cards are graded under an advanced legislative framework, taking Shared Hope’s State Report Cards project to the next stage in fighting sex trafficking and protecting victims!

The Advanced Legislative Framework shifts the focus from criminal laws to the next level of legislative change, ensuring robust and trauma informed protections are in place for trafficking victims.

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Get each state’s report card and analysis conveniently packaged in our 202 Report Cards Toolkit.

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Advanced Framework Issue Briefs

Issue briefs provide an in-depth discussion of the policy goals behind each component measured by the Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking. Each includes drafting considerations as well as links to related issues and supporting resources.

Issue Briefs

Protected Innocence Challenge

In 2011, Shared Hope began grading states under the Protected Innocence Challenge. In the following 10 years, we saw states across the country pass crucial legislation to end demand and identify victims of sex trafficking. When the first report cards were released, the national average was an “F”, but by 2019 the average raised to a “B”.  

2011-2019 Protected innocence challenge