Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113–183) Implementation

The Center for States provides resources to support the implementation of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113–183) provisions. Signed into law on September 29, 2014, P.L. 113–183 amends the title IV-E foster care program and includes child welfare requirements on several provisions, including identifying, reporting, and determining appropriate services for child and youth victims of sex trafficking and youth at risk, and implementing a reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS) for foster parents and child care providers to promote developmentally appropriate activities and normalcy for children and youth in foster care.

Learning Experiences

(Available on CapLEARN; registration required)

Videos and Recorded Webinars With Discussion Guides


Peer Groups

Center peer groups can help connect child welfare professionals working on preventing sex trafficking, providing normalcy for children in foster care, and implementing other provisions of P.L. 113–183. Visit the Center’s Current Peer Groups page for more information or to sign up for a peer group.

The Center also offers jurisdiction-specific tailored services to states and jurisdictions to help build agency capacity for implementing the provisions of P.L. 113–183. For more information, contact your State Liaison.