Trends and New Directions in the Law Enforcement Response to the Sex Trafficking of Minors: A Nationally Representative Study (LEA-CST)

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The overall goal of the LEA-CST Study is to assess and document the extent that law enforcement has been changing practices to child sex trafficking investigations from a delinquency-oriented response to a victim-centered approach.

LEA-CST is a study of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to collect information from across the nation about the justice system's response to child sex trafficking.

Funded by: The National Institute of Justice, award 2020-MU-CX-0041.

Please click on LEA-CST Project Information under related links for additional information on the LEA-CST project.