Shifting Narratives: Understanding the Complexities of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
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Join us on January 30th for this important event
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform is launching 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. This webinar series will provide an overview of what commercial sexual exploitation is, what it looks like, and common misconceptions. Then, 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.
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.