Brief: Sex Trafficking and the Child Welfare System

Brief: Sex Trafficking and the Child Welfare SystemJul 25, 2014

Reports indicate that over 100,000 children and youth are trafficked in the United States annually, many of whom have been in the care of the child welfare system or will enter it at some point in their lives. There is a role for child welfare advocates to become more active in identifying risks children and youth in the foster care system face and ways to engage with other service providers and agencies to ensure that proper safeguards and services are in place to address the needs of victims.