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Preventing and Addressing Child Trafficking (PACT) Annual Convening’s have emerged as opportunities to dialogue, share learned lessons, brainstorm challenges and define future steps. Please come prepared to engage with your team and key leaders from around the state; as together we address child trafficking.
Day 1: An in depth look at topics relevant to the PACT Cohort and key stakeholders. We encourage you to bring a team up to 5 participants from each PACT county to encourage multi-disciplinary engagement.
Day 2: An exploration of broader themes, open to PACT coordinators, child welfare services’ staff and additional stakeholders. Individuals from non-PACT Counties may request to attend as space allows.
Preventing and Addressing Child Trafficking (PACT) is a project which began in 2014, when funds from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (HHS-ACF) were granted to CDSS to assist in the creation of an interactive PACT Cohort and pilot model. This group engages ten, California counties' child welfare agencies, collaboratively seeking to discover, share, implement and evaluate best practices in addressing child trafficking.
To implement a safe and county level coordinated cross-system, interagency collaborative model that effectively serves child labor and sex trafficking victims. Protocols and models will build on existing collaborations at the state level, leverage funding from the state to provide services at the county level, implement newly created state law, and ensure child-serving agencies coordinate to more effectively serve a population of extremely vulnerable and traumatized children.
The California Department of Social Services’ (CDSS) Preventing & Addressing Child Trafficking Project is funded by the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under grant number 90CA182