Runaway and Homeless Youth

Most runaway teens return home with help of family ties, study finds

UCLA Newsroom website

Reporting in the current edition of the Journal of Research on Adolescence, Norweeta G. Milburn, a research psychologist in the department of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, and colleagues found that most homeless young people actually return home soon after they


On-Ramps, Intersections, and Exit Routes: A Roadmap for Systems and Industries to Prevent and Disrupt Human Trafficking

Polaris PDF

This report builds upon Polaris’s 2017 report, The Typology of Modern Slavery, which analyzed data, gleaned from nearly 10 years of operating the National Human Trafficking Hotline, to show that human trafficking in the United States consists of 25 distinct business models. For each, the Typology report


Human Trafficking and Runaway and Homeless Youth Population

The National Network For Youth Fact Sheet

Many homeless and runaway youth are at risk for trafficking. They are often sexually abused before they are homeless, which predisposes them to an even higher risk for trafficking. Many survivors report engaging in sex acts for shelter or for other necessities. Click here to access the


A supportive adult may be the difference in homeless youth not being trafficked

Children and Youth Services Review Journal Article

This study is the largest to specifically assess homeless youth’s demographic and social variables for association with trafficking experience. Homeless youth who are and are not trafficked share similar life experiences, but those with a supportive adult in their life had lower odds of being trafficked. Building


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


Find the fact sheet here: IOFA LGBTQ Youth


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