Arizona State University, Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research
This report notes best practices, as well as, the gaps and challenges that are present while working with this difficult population of victims.
This report is a summary of 187 surveys collected from Arizona’s homeless and runaway youth ages 18 to 25 collected by four partnering organizations (UMOM, Our Family Services, Native American Connections and OneNTen). This study was funded by the McCain Institute for International Leadership, Our Family Services, UMOM, and the City of Tucson.
The findings from this study continue to drive our work to address sex trafficking in our communities with a third of the homeless runaway young adult participants reporting sex trafficking. This year we added questions about labor trafficking and found that 32% of the participants reported an experience of labor trafficking. The details of the lives that homeless young adults have experienced and face each day should encourage each of us to examine how we can serve this vulnerable group better.