February 3, 2012
ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law Professor Jonathan Todres has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s Study Committee on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States. The Committee will examine the scope and severity of the problem, including the causes and consequences of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors. It also will review current approaches to addressing the problem at the federal, state, and local levels and will study evidence associated with selected efforts in human services, health care, education, and law enforcement settings to prevent such exploitation of children.
The Study Committee is expected to issue its report in August 2013.
The Study Committee was formed in response to a request from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to the IOM and the National Research Council's Committee on Law and Justice. For more information on the Study Committee and the work of the IOM, go to the committee’s website.
Additional information on Professor Todres’ research, which focuses on children’s rights issues including trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children, is available on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) website.
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