Foster Care Sex Trafficking Legislation Support
This letter was sent to Congressman Dave Reichert’s office in support of his Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care Act (H.R. 4058). The bill offers provisions for identification and screening of youth who come into contact with child welfare programs, collecting better data on foster youth, bolstering supports for foster families, and providing documents for youth leaving the child welfare system. It also cautions that foster children's vulnerability will increase if requirements for provision of Social Security cards, health records, and other basic documentation are removed from the bill.