State Highlights

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Oregon State Highlight

The Oregon Department of Justice has been successful in mandating county juvenile department staff to conduct human trafficking screening for all youth at intake, mandating state agencies to complete annual trainings on human trafficking awareness and identification, developing

Ohio State Highlight

The Ohio Improving Outcomes team operates the Governor’s Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force. The Task Force, comprised of juvenile justice professionals, state agencies, and community-based service providers, takes a multidisciplinary approach to identify victims of human trafficking, support

Nebraska State Highlight

The Nebraska Improving Outcomes team is building cultural capacity throughout the state by better understanding the needs of tribal communities. The Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition, a subgrantee of the Improving Outcomes grant program, conducted listening sessions with

Minnesota State Highlight

The Minnesota Improving Outcomes team is taking a collaborative approach to address human trafficking in tribal communities. This strategy includes partnering with the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Office and funding regional navigator positions tasked with providing culturally

Maryland State Highlight

The Maryland Improving Outcomes team is making strides to better understand the scope of child labor trafficking in the state. The Maryland School of Social Work Prevention of Adolescent Risk Initiative (PARI) team conducted a statewide environmental scan

Louisiana State Highlight

Through the Louisiana Child and Youth Trafficking Collaborative Accessibility Initiative and Louisiana State Act 662, the Louisiana Improving Outcomes team allocates 2.5 million dollars annually for the expansion of state-wide care coordination services. The funding also supports 19

Kentucky State Highlight

The Kentucky Improving Outcomes team is implementing a robust agency policy within the Division of Protection and Permanency involving mandatory, routine screening for human trafficking victimization among all children and youth when there is a change of placement.

Colorado State Highlight

The Colorado Improving Outcomes team is advancing survivor engagement practices through the Survivor Leadership and Advisory Board (SLAB). The SLAB is tasked with supporting the Colorado Improving Outcomes project to ensure that it is survivor-informed and has meaningful