Sex Trafficking and Exploitation of Minors in the U.S. - Report Release Sept. 25


Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking in the United States, a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, examines current approaches to addressing this problem among minors who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the U.S. and its territories and investigates its causes and consequences for both victims and offenders. The report will also include recommendations to inform future policy and practices within law enforcement, human services, and health care agencies.



Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EDT Tuesday, Sept. 24.  The report is embargoed and not for public release before 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 25.  To obtain an embargoed copy, contact the National Academies’ Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail

Members of the committee will discuss the report's findings and recommendations and take questions at a public briefing beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center, 901 E St., N.W., Washington, D.C.  Those who cannot attend in person may watch via webcast at  More information and registration is available at