COMMITTEE: Human Services and Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Monday, November 21, 2016
PLACE: JHR 140
CHAIR: Rep. Richard Peña Raymond & Rep. Harold V. Dutton, Jr.
The House Committee on Human Services will meet jointly with the committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues to consider the following charge:
Study and evaluate the practice of youth being recruited into human trafficking. Specifically, evaluate the scope of the pipeline of potential victims from foster care, including methods and means used to lure youth into trafficking. Evaluate the types of services that are available to support children and youth in the conservatorship of DFPS who are victims of human trafficking. Make necessary recommendations to assist DFPS in identifying, recovering, serving, or caring for children and youth who are victims of human trafficking prior to placement in foster care.
Invited and public testimony will be taken.