Protecting Foster Youth from Sex Trafficking

Protecting foster youth must be a key component of state leaders’ strategy for combating sex trafficking. Not only are these youth highly vulnerable to trafficking, but the state of Texas has a particular obligation after removing them from their dangerous homes and taking conservatorship of them. Next steps include better data tracking, expanded services for victims and youth at risk of trafficking, and improved training for teachers, law enforcement, CPS caseworkers, and others.

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