Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Chicago (2016) – Report

Center for Court Innovation - 2016 Report

This report by Laurie Schaffner, Grant Buhr, deana lewis, Marco Roc, and Haley
Volpintesta from the Center for Court Innovation, features the opinions and experiences of 202
youth ages 13-24 who self-defined as having traded sex for money or other needs in Chicago.


Interviews were conducted over a period from 2011 to 2013. Findings are derived from
qualitative interviews and observations that focused on these youth; experiences with needs
and services from three areas of the city (Southside, Westside, and Northside).

Click here to access the full study 


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