Shared Hope Protected Innocence Challenge Report
Shared Hope: Protected Innocence Challenge Report
Between 2011 and 2019, the nonprofit Shared Hope International released annual reports which analyze gaps in each state’s child trafficking laws.
In 2019, Tennessee received the highest score of all states at a 98 out of 100.
The score was based on six criteria: criminalization domestic minor sex trafficking, criminal provisions for demand, criminal provisions for traffickers, criminal provisions for facilitators, protective provisions for the child victims, and criminal justice tools for investigation and prosecution. The report noted room for improvement under the latter three criteria while the former three were given a perfect score (PIC_RC_2019_TN.pdf (sharedhope.org)). Shared Hope has changed their criteria as they have continued to learn best practices to combat human trafficking and will release new report cards on November 17, 2021.