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Labor and Sex Trafficking Among Homeless Youth [Research Summary Infographic]

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dc.identifier.citation (2017). Labor and Sex Trafficking Among Homeless Youth [Research Summary Infographic]. Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research and Modern Slavery Research Project at Loyola University. en_US
dc.description Infographic en_US
dc.description.abstract Covenant House began exploring opportunities to replicate and scale the groundbreaking study at Covenant House New York that shed new light on the link between homelessness and human trafficking. Our mission was to find out the prevalence and nature of human trafficking among our youth – and arm the anti-trafficking community with better knowledge to fight this crisis. The result was the largest ever study of human trafficking among homeless young people – with researchers from The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania and Loyola University (New Orleans) Modern Slavery Research Project (MSRP) invited to interview homeless young people across 13 cities in the U.S. and Canada. 911 brave young people aged 17 to 25 were interviewed on a voluntary basis. Findings from both studies revealed: Nearly one in five (19.4%) of the 911 interviewed youth were victims of human trafficking, with 15% having been trafficked for sex, 7.4% trafficked for labor and 3% trafficked for both. Other key findings: • 21.4% of young women and 10% of young men interviewed had been trafficked for sex • 26.9% of LGBTQ youth reported experiences consistent with the U.S. federal definition of sex trafficking • 32.1% of the youth interviewed had engaged in some way in the sex trade at some point (40.5% of young females, 25.3% of young men and 56% of transgender youth) [CVRL Note: cities visited were: Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Detroit, MI; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; Oakland, CA; St. Louis, MO; Toronto, Ontario; Vancouver, British Columbia; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Washington, D.C. See also individual research briefs from both research centers: Labor and Sex Trafficking Among Homeless Youth: A Ten City Study and Field Center Completes Multi-city Study on Child Trafficking Among Homeless Youth; Identifies Risk and Resilience Factors. ] (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Modern Slavery Research Project (MSRP) at Loyola University en_US
dc.subject Study Overview en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Trafficking in Persons en_US
dc.subject Transient en_US
dc.subject Experiencing Housing Instability en_US
dc.subject Commercial Sexual Exploitation en_US
dc.subject Child Trafficking and Exploitation en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Teens en_US
dc.subject Modern Slavery en_US
dc.subject Survival Sex en_US
dc.title Labor and Sex Trafficking Among Homeless Youth [Research Summary Infographic] en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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