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).