This report includes Massachusetts’s most recent Report Card, Safe Harbor Scorecard, Analysis Report, and links to further resources.

The Project

Since 2011, Shared Hope has laid the foundation for policy, practice, and cultural transformation by supporting state legislators and stakeholders to enact the minimum fabric of laws needed to address child sex trafficking. The Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking build upon the last decade of progress, challenging states to take the next step in the fight against sex trafficking by focusing on the area where the largest gaps remain—victim protections. Massachusetts’s grades are based solely on an analysis of state statutes. While non-legislative responses to are critical to progress, grading on statutory law provides a clear mechanism for evaluating policy goals across all states while ensuring that survivor-centered reforms are an enduring part of states’ responses.

Massachusetts Report Card Issue Summaries

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Previous Report Cards

2022: Report Card | Law Analysis
2021: Report Card | Law Analysis

Protected Innocence Challenge

State Ratings under the Protected Innocence Challenge (previous framework 2011-2019) can be found here.

Download the Full Report

This report provides detailed information on this year’s state grades and an overview of the Report Cards project, generally. The toolkit is intended to be used in conjunction with your State Report to compile a customized analysis for your state and your key issues.

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Legislative Technical Assistance

For legislators and partner non-profits that assist elected officials in creating legislation, request a consultation with our Policy Team. We will set up a meeting to discuss your legislative goals and create a customized goal for ongoing technical assistance, bill drafting services, and legislative support.

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