2016 | Michelle Lillie

It is general knowledge within the anti-trafficking community that children facing abuse, neglect and parental substance abuse are at the greatest risk for human trafficking. Yet very little research has connected these same abused and neglected children that are currently in foster care with human trafficking. This paper examines the connection between foster care and human trafficking in the United States with special emphasis on sex trafficking.

Tags: Criminal Justice, Researcher, Educator, Counselor, Government Agency workers, Child Protective Services, Social Workers, Service Providers, North America, Sex trafficking, Modern-slavery, Sexual exploitation, Commercial Sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), Child trafficking, Child sex trafficking, Research, Reports, United States, ,