Runaway and Homeless Youth

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


LGBTQ Youth and Child Trafficking


LGBTQ youth without a strong support system are exploited at a higher rate than their straight peers. LGBTQ youth may be kicked out of their homes by guardians because of the youth’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity, or may run away from home as a result of


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