THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

477

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to education.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"302A-   Sex trafficking prevention training. (a) The department may offer voluntary training for teachers, educational officers, and school-based behavioral health specialists on sex trafficking prevention and response, including:

(1) Methods used to lure children into sex trafficking;

(2) Identifying victims of sex trafficking;

(3) Effects of sex trafficking on a victim's social, mental, and physical health;

(4) Strategies to assist in the prevention of sex trafficking of children;

(5) Trauma-informed strategies for responding to victims of sex trafficking;

(6) Informational resources for victims of sex trafficking; and

(7) Information on agencies that provide services to students who have been identified as victims of sex trafficking or who are at risk of victimization.

(b) At the beginning of each school year, explanatory information about protocols that the department has approved for providing services to victims of sex trafficking shall be made available to teachers, educational officers, and school-based behavioral health specialists.

(c) The department may coordinate and contract with any state or county department or agency, any victim services provider, or any other expert in the field of sex trafficking prevention and response to implement this section.

(d) As used in this section, "victim services provider" means any non-governmental organization that provides social, medical, mental health, legal, case management, educational, emergency, or housing services to victims of sex trafficking."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Sex Trafficking Prevention Training

 

Description:

Allows the Department of Education to provide sex trafficking prevention training to certain staff. Requires DOE to make available to certain staff explanatory information about protocols that DOE has approved for providing services to victims of sex trafficking.

 

 

 

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