This free, online event was held on June 26, 2006, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network and the National Institute of Justice. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.

Event description: This online event examined human sex trafficking. Sexual exploitation of trafficked persons is widespread globally, and is increasingly recognized as a significant but largely invisible problem within the United States. Some estimates place the number of people trafficked into the country each year in the tens of thousands. Sex trafficking is a multifaceted threat that requires a comprehensive approach, including prevention measures, identification and prosecution of perpetrators, and protection of victims. This forum assembled a variety of expert perspectives on the sex trafficking problem.

This webinar was moderated by Swanee Hunt with panelists Ambassador John Miller, Mark Montigny, and Norma Hotaling.