Supporting the Nation's Judicial System & the Public it Serves

Home > News > Minnesota Judiciary Launches New E-Learning Course on Juvenile Sex Trafficking

Minnesota Judiciary Launches New E-Learning Course on Juvenile Sex Trafficking

Juvenile sex trafficking is a significant problem nationwide, and occurs in urban areas as well as small towns, farms, and tribal lands.  The state courts can play an important role in addressing this complex problem.

With SJI support, the Minnesota Judicial Branch developed a 75-minute, self-paced eLearning course on working with the juvenile victims of sex trafficking.  By viewing this course, participants will develop a deeper understanding of juvenile sex trafficking and be better equipped to: 1) recognize victims of sex trafficking who appear in court hearings; 2) identify traffickers and buyers in the courtroom; 3) support victims by applying the law effectively; and 4) connect victims with critical support services and resources.

Throughout the six modules in the course, participants will hear the powerful stories of real-life victims of juvenile sex trafficking and view video expert testimony from a variety of system professionals, including judges, law enforcement, public health professionals, and victim advocates.