Addressing Commercial Sexual Exploitation

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform is hosting a new webinar series titled “Addressing Commercial Sexual Exploitation: A Framework for the Youth Legal System.” Youth experiencing commercial sexual exploitation, or sex trafficking, continue to interface with our public systems – youth justice, child welfare, and beyond. Led by an expert team of researchers, practitioners, policy managers, and advocates, this webinar series will provide an overview of what commercial sexual exploitation is, what it looks like, and common misconceptions. Then, our expert team of collaborators and presenters will share examples from professional and lived experience of specific system-level policies and on-the-ground practices that can be used to better identify and support youth experiencing commercial sexual exploitation.

See below for the phenomenal team of researchers, practitioners, policy managers, and advocates that crafted and are featured in this webinar series.


Shifting Narratives: Understanding the Complexities of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

The first webinar in the series, “Shifting Narratives: Understanding the Complexities of Commercial Sexual Exploitation,”  will explore the dynamics of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and identify vulnerabilities and pathways to CSE through case examples and lived experience. Data will be presented on the experience of young people impacted by CSE within the child welfare and youth justice systems to highlight opportunities for prevention and intervention. We will confront common misunderstandings and misperceptions that prevent proper identification and services for impacted young people.  Participants will gain a heightened awareness, improve their ability to identify CSE among young people, and build a collective commitment to better support those impacted by CSE.​​​​​​​

You can download both the video and the slide deck of the first webinar below!


The next two webinars will be on March 19th and May 14th, both at 2 pm ET! Please be sure to hold those dates and times.

Register here (new window) for the second webinar in this series, scheduled for March 19th at 2pm ET. Check back here for more details.


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