National Data & Resources
are victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
Source: Estes, R. J., & Weiner, N. A. (2002)
The Department of Justice estimates the most frequent age of entry into the commercial sex industry in the United States is
12 to 14
Between 70% to 90% of commercially sexually exploited youth
ARE SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE.
And as many as 98% of street-based sex workers experience violence in their line of work.
Source: Murphy, P. (1993)
NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESOURCE CENTER
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline answered live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Callers can speak with the hotline in English or Spanish, or in more than 200 additional languages using a 24-hour tele-interpreting service.
HOMELAND SECURITY – THE BLUE CAMPAIGN
The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.
GIRLS EDUCATIONAL MENTORING SERVICES (GEMS)
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
Texting Hotline: Text to: BeFree (233733)
Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors.
MY LIFE MY CHOICE
Harnessing the strength of the collective voices of survivors, My Life My Choice empowers vulnerable youth to be agents of change in their own lives and in the movement to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.