Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

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Enacted in 2014, Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183) “require[s] the state plan for foster care and adoption assistance to demonstrate that the state agency has developed policies and procedures for identifying, documenting in agency records, and determining appropriate services with respect to, any child or youth over whom the state agency has responsibility for placement, care, or supervision who the state has reasonable cause to believe is, or is at risk of being, a victim of sex trafficking or a severe form of trafficking in persons.”


This diagram demonstrates state programmatic deliverables, data collection, and reporting along a timeline based on federal legislative and program requirements.

Overview Presentation

Recorded Presentation: Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.

Population Chart

This chart reflects federal mandates, by section, for P.L. 113-183 to identify the applicable populations.

NYWPA PowerPoint

OCFS created this PowerPoint in January 2015 to outline P.L. 113-183.


Child welfare, foster care, permanency, and human trafficking policies related to P.L. 113-183.


This Frequently Asked Questions page shows some of the questions from the package of policies issued as a result of P.L. 113-183.

Implementation Q & A presentation for January 2016 NYPWA conference

OCFS created this Prezi presentation for the January 2016 NYPWA conference to provide a brief overview of the requirements for some of the policies that were released for policy implementation of P.L. 113-183. The presentation highlights the following policies:

  • Requirements to Identify, Document, Report, and Provide Services to Child Sex Trafficking Victims,
  • Supporting Normative Experiences for Children, Youth, and Young Adults in Foster Care: Applying a Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard,
  • Planning for a Successful Adulthood: Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement with Permanency Resource (APPLA) for Youth 16 Years of Age and Older,
  • Case Planning for Youth in Foster Care 14 Years of Age or Older,
  • Transition Planning with Youth for a Successful Discharge, and
  • Continuation of the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) to a Successor Guardian.

The requirements are presented in a process flow format. For more detailed information, including regulatory or statutory citations, etc. please see the policies.