New study by Emory University on CSEC Practitioner Perspectives

Perspectives of Stakeholders Working to End the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Atlanta, Georgia

Accurate data on the background, risk factors, and prevalence of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the United States are rare and difficult to collect due to their complex, underground nature. Black and Brown youth, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth, youth with previous experiences of child and sexual abuse, youth in the foster care system, and those who have run away and/or are experiencing homelessness are disproportionately affected by CSEC, thus warranting special attention. Prevention and response strategies for CSEC often do not keep these marginalized populations in mind or include survivors in the development and implementation of strategies. This study explores the CSEC prevention and response landscape in Atlanta, Georgia.

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