• Montana House Bill 298:  Increases awareness and prevention of child sexual abuse; encourages the OPI to develop and make available to school districts policies related to child sexual abuse; and provides an immediate effective date. 
  • Montana Senate Bill 197: Encourages the OPI to undertake efforts to prevent child sex trafficking.
  • 41-3-201 MCA Montana Code Annotated, the mandated reporting statute.  

• Protocols •

Anti-human trafficking response protocols should be tailored to an individual community's resources. Protocols should be developed and piloted through partnerships including schools; Child Protective Services; local, county, state, and federal policy/law enforcement; prosecutors; medical providers; and victim services organizations. 

The Polaris Project developed a generic protocol designed for educators - it is shown here with some modifications to specifically identify sex trafficking red flags and indicators, as well as identifying 911 as the preferred contact.