Commentary -- Four steps for keeping at-risk youth from engaging in the sex trade

The House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee met on Wednesday to consider why the current child welfare system is failing to prevent so many at-risk youth from engaging in the sex trade, and how it can be reformed to better safeguard these young people.

These are important questions to tackle if we want to seriously address how and why so many vulnerable girls, boys, transgender, lesbian, gay, heterosexual, and bi-sexual youth enter the commercial sex market in order to have their basic needs met, particularly shelter and food.

 

To read full commentary, visit this Urban Institute link.

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