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All Hands on Deck: Identifying and Supporting Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

This report details Los Angeles County Probation Department’s efforts over the past eight years to better identify and serve youth who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). Highlighted are the many champions, including NCYL staff, who have helped move the work forward in the County. Because these youth are often touched by many systems – education, emergency room clinics, juvenile justice, and more – the report demonstrates that an “all hands on deck” approach is needed to effectively address CSE and can serve as a tool kit for other jurisdictions doing, or just beginning, this work.

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