Donor Impact Report
Every day, children in our communities are bought and sold for sex. These vulnerable youth are often treated like criminals, not victims.
average age of trafficking victims*
*Identified by law enforcement in Los
Angeles County from 2014 to 2016
Together, we transformed California law to ensure child sex trafficking survivors receive supportive services, not jail time.
Treating kids like kids, not criminals
NCYL led the effort to pass CA Senate Bill 1322, which decriminalized victims of child sex trafficking.
“These youth are survivors of sexual exploitation, not child prostitutes. What has happened to them is not their fault.”
Thank CA State Senator,
Holly Mitchell, for standing up for survivors.
Subject: I stand with you and child trafficking survivors
Dear Senator Holly Mitchell,
Thank you for your bold leadership in championing Senate Bill 1322. By passing this legislation, California took a significant step toward ensuring child trafficking survivors get the supports they need to thrive.
-Your name and state
Moving beyond arresting victims
NCYL partnered with Los Angeles County law enforcement and other local agencies to develop a nationally-recognized model for coordinating services to trafficking victims.
“Thanks to our collaboration with NCYL, we can get trafficked kids the services they need to heal and take charge of their futures.”
Scaling services for survivors
We successfully advocated for the nation’s largest, ongoing state investment in services for survivors and youth vulnerable to trafficking.
Our advocacy helped secure $14 million in annual state funding.
Kate Walker Brown, Director
Neha Desai, Senior Attorney
Allison Newcombe, Attorney
Jasmine Amons, Program Associate
Sarah Godoy, Policy Associate
Elizabeth Laferriere, Senior Policy Associate
A special thank you to the survivors of child trafficking whose leadership has already changed the course of countless children’s lives in California.