IOFA provides training, technical assistance, and resources to organizations that work with vulnerable youth. The Youth Sex Trafficking Fact Sheet Packet linked below was created by IOFA and Courtney’s House. 

The International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA), with Courtney’s House, is launching a series of fact sheets on topics related to youth sex trafficking as part of the Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Cooperative Agreement with the United States Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women (OVW). IOFA’s goal is to provide a wide range of information and resources on sex trafficking of youth in order to: 1) prevent sex trafficking; 2) identify potential survivors of sex trafficking or those at high risk among the youth you serve; 3) provide trauma-informed services for youth who are survivors of sex trafficking; and 4) refer sex trafficked youth for appropriate services and resources. Varied topics intersect with promising practices in the identification, and service provision of youth survivors of sex trafficking. The following Fact Sheets can also be found on the IOFA website Youth Sex Trafficking Knowledge Center at If you have questions or would like to request training or technical assistance, please contact IOFA directly at: [email protected]. ************ About IOFA and Courtney’s House Founded in 1999, IOFA is one of the first and most experienced non-governmental organization addressing trafficking of children and youth and has provided training, technical assistance and organizational capacity building to a multitude of sectors addressing child and youth trafficking in more than 12 countries, including across the U.S. Courtney’s House is an award-winning, survivor-led, direct services organization serving youth since they opened their first drop-in center in 2008.


This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K045, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/ program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.