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Every year more than 500 children and youth are bought and sold for sex in King County, some as young as 11 years old. To raise awareness in our community about the growing problem of child sex trafficking, local nonprofit StolenYouth invites us to their annual ‘town hall’ discussion. This year, StolenYouth focuses on the links between foster care, homelessness, and child sex trafficking.
Hear from Washington State DCYF Secretary Ross Hunter, CEO of YouthCare Melinda Giovengo, and Washington State Representative Tina Orwall, head of Accelerator YMCA Mark Putman. They also bring to the stage a survivor who became a sex trafficking victim while in foster care in King County. Joins StolenYouth to learn more about the “pipeline of vulnerability” that leads to far too many children being bought and sold for sex in Seattle and across Washington state, and to identify a legislative and policy agenda that we can all work to achieve.
Presented by StolenYouth.