DATE: August 10, 2018
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: James F. Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction

Human Trafficking Guidelines

The Guidelines for Training on the Prevention of Trafficking of Children are a direct result of House Bill 2282 (2017) and were passed by the Board of Education at the June 28, 2018, meeting.  The Guidelines will assist school divisions in designing, implementing, and evaluating the training required to build the knowledge and skill-base of school counselors, school nurses, and other student services personnel to recognize and appropriately respond to signs of children who may be victims of trafficking.

The Guidelines can be accessed on the Human Trafficking webpage on the Virginia Department of Education website.  For additional information contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Student Services, at (804) 225-2071.