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Human Trafficking

When children are involved, Human Trafficking is referred to as Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, or CSEC.

Human trafficking is profoundly adaptable.

Shut down one venue and traffickers will find a new one. Wherever there are vulnerable people and communities, there will be someone who finds a way to exploit them.

Human trafficking is highly personal.

Despite the explosion of concern- some of it fueled by misinformation- about complex child sex trafficking schemes and kidnappings, data shows victims usually know and trust their traffickers.

Trafficking does not happen in a vacuum.

Virtually everyone who ends up in a trafficking situation has a clear and identifiable vulnerability that a trafficker preyed upon. These vulnerabilities show up in roughly the same proportions every year- including the year the pandemic began and lockdowns were at their peak. This data points to massive failings in a range of systems- from the macro, like criminal justice and economic inequity- to the specific, like foster care, immigration, health and housing.


The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy offers the following trainings on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation of children:


Our Impact in 2023

  • Units of Service to Ensure Ongoing Safety & Well-being

    14, 676

  • Forensic Interviews


  • Adults Trained

    15, 238

  • Hours of Therapy


  • DeKalb County
  • Fulton County
  • DHS
  • National Children's Alliance
    National Children's Alliance
  • DOJ
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