National Judicial Network Peer-to-Peer Forum (December 7, 2021): DC Court’s STAR Assessment Tool Training: Helping Courts Identify Child Trafficking Victims

PowerPoint Presentation

In this peer-to-peer forum, presenters Shelia Roberson-Adams and Katara Watkins-Laws, Ph.D from the Court Social Services Division of the DC Superior Court, discuss the STAR Assessment Tool and how it can be useful in helping courts identify child victims of trafficking. They also dive into the following:

  • Background of the Sex Trafficking Assessment Review (STAR) at DC Courts
  • Unique factors related to screening CSEC
  • Understanding Screening vs. Assessment
  • Development of the Sex Trafficking Assessment Review (STAR) at DC Courts
  • STAR in practice
  • Supporting Materials of STAR
  • Process for obtaining training in STAR

STAR Screening Introduction

STAR Validation Article