Efforts to prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and child sex trafficking in the U.S. are largely absent, and though efforts to respond to these problems are emerging, they are generally insufficient, uncoordinated, and unevaluated.
Many professionals who interact with youth - such as teachers, health care providers, and child welfare and law enforcement professionals - are either unaware that trafficking and exploitation is happening in their communities or lack the knowledge and tools to identify and respond to young people who are at risk.*
* Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2013.
TRUST’s goal is to partner with ALL GROUPS working to end trafficking in Arizona. For further information on building a partnership, or to talk through the possibilities, please contact our team through email or by using the form below.