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Kate Walker Brown Recognized for Work to Help Sexually Exploited Children
Kate Walker Brown, an attorney at the National Youth Law Center (NCYL), has been recognized by the California Department of Social Services (DSS) with an award for her leadership in improving services and supports for commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC).
Hundreds of Trafficked Girls, Thousands of Child Welfare Referrals
In Los Angeles, 85 percent of the youth picked up by law enforcement in sex trafficking raids have a history with child protective services, according to a new report that provides details on how the county serves exploited youth in the wake of new California laws.
Delaware First State to Ban All Child Marriage
Delaware became the first state in the union to render all forms of child marriage illegal when Gov. John Carney (D) signed a bill this week authored by Rep. Kim Williams (D).
Sex Trafficking Re-entry Programs Must Involve the True Experts: Survivors
A dozen foster parents surround the table at the mandated Foster Care Child Sex Trafficking class, listening with perked ears to the class leader. She is a survivor of early childhood sex trafficking.
California Rethinks How to Best Work with Sex-Trafficked Youth
As California seeks to better address the needs of commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) in its child welfare system, providers in the state should be increasingly tailoring their services with a harm reduction approach.
San Francisco Looks to Join List of Counties with Sex Trafficking Unit
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is asking new Mayor Mark Farrell to let him install a Human Trafficking Unit in his office, a proposal that gained the support of a key women’s group in the city.
A ‘Soft’ Landing for Human Trafficking Victims
Last week, Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors voted in favor of refurbishing the “soft room,” a space that the Sheriff’s Department uses to interview and offer services to victims of human trafficking.
Survivors of Trafficking Invited to Join Calif. Action Team
The California Child Welfare Council is inviting survivors of sexual exploitation to join the ranks of its Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Action Team, specifically as members of its advisory board.
Taking Action to Protect Sexually Exploited Children
For as long as anyone can remember, children who are bought and sold for sex have either been ignored or, when they do catch our attention, arrested and incarcerated–and then released right back into the streets.