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  • NJ A5024
  • Establishes Child Trafficking Awareness Pilot Program in DOE to train school district staff to identify student victims.
Introduced
(6/19/2017)
In Committee
(6/19/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill directs the Commissioner of Education to develop and administer a three-year Child Trafficking Awareness Pilot Program to provide school district staff in selected districts with training on how to identify and respond to child trafficking. The purpose of the pilot program will be to train public school teachers and staff on ways to identify student victims of child trafficking and help prevent child trafficking in schools. The program will include information that promotes a greater understanding of: risk factors that make children more susceptible to becoming a victim of child trafficking; recruitment methods of traffickers; the behavioral indicators that a student may be a victim of child trafficking; and how to report suspected cases of child trafficking to school administrators and law enforcement. Under the bill, the commissioner is required to provide pilot districts with sample school policies and protocols for identifying a suspected victim of child trafficking and responding to a disclosure from a suspected victim. At the program's conclusion, the commissioner is required to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature on the implementation of the pilot program and the commissioner's recommendation on the feasibility of implementing the program on a Statewide basis.
Education
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee  (on 6/19/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/19/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
None specified