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Youth Involvement in the Sex Trade: A National Study

Youth Involvement in the Sex Trade: A National Study
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The Center for Court Innovation produced this report in collaboration with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice about a study conducted to gain a representative portrait of the lives and needs of youth who are involved in exchanging sex for money, food, housing, drugs, or other goods. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention within the U.S. Department of Justice, the study provides a quantitative, multi-site analysis of findings from nearly 1,000 youth interviews across six sites, official criminal justice data sources, and interviews with service providers. The researchers used state and federal data sources to develop a national population estimate range of youth under 18 years of age who are engaged in the sex trade from a low of 4,457 to a high of 20,994. To date, the study has produced six reports providing comprehensive ethnographic findings concerning the lives of youth in the sex trade in each of the research sites: Atlantic City, NJ; the Bay Area, CA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Miami, FL; and Las Vegas, NV. The researchers selected geographically diverse sites that were deemed likely to possess a relatively sizable population of youth in the sex trade. The report summarizes the four principle study methodologies and presents findings from each methodology.

Accession number
25573
Authors
Swaner, R., Labriola, M., Rempel, M., Walker, A., Spadafore, J.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Center for Court Innovation

Year published new
2016
Availability

Full report available on the Center for Court Innovation website at: https://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/documents/Youth%20I…

Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations

Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This toolkit from the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTA), a service of the ACF Office on Trafficking in Persons, is a collection of new and existing resources that build organizational capacity to collaborate with and support staff, volunteers, and consultants working for survivor advocacy. This toolkit is for anti-trafficking organizations, coalitions, task forces, volunteer programs, and other organizations who support those impacted by human trafficking. NHTTA plans to expand this toolkit continually using feedback from diverse stakeholders.

Accession number
25743
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available free of charge on the OTIP website at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip/resource/nhttacorgtoolkit

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in the Bay Area

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in the Bay Area
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report represents one of six site-specific reports from a national multi-site study conducted by the Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention within the U.S. Department of Justice, the study aimed to estimate the size of the population of youth in the sex trade; describe their characteristics, experiences, and health and service needs; explore what services are available; and analyze arrest patterns and prosecution and recidivism outcomes when these yourh encounter the juvenile or criminal justice system. To complement the quantitative focus of the national multi-site report, this report and the five other site-specific reports endeavor to provide a rich qualitative account that reveals and gives voice to the experiences, perceptions, and needs of the relevant population. The Bay Area researchers conducted interviews with 187 youth, from which they analyzed 136 interviews that met their validity and reliability criteria.  

Accession number
25574
Authors
Jones, N., Gamson, J., Amato, B., Cornwell, S., Fisher, S., Fucella, P., Lee, V., Zolala-Tovar, V.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the Center for Court Innovations website at: https://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/documents/Bay%20Are…

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in North Texas: Shattered Lives

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in North Texas: Shattered Lives
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report represents one of six site-specific reports from a national multi-site study conducted by the Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention within the U.S. Department of Justice, the study aimed to gain a representative portrait of the lives and needs of youth who are involved in exchanging sex for money, food, housing, drugs, or other goods. To complement the quantitative focus of the national multi-site report, this report and the five other site-specific reports endeavor to provide a rich qualitative account that reveals and gives voice to the experiences, perceptions, and needs of the relevant population. The Dallas researchers conducted interviews with 80 youth, ages 13 to 24, from which they analyzed 78 interviews that met their validity and reliability criteria.  

Accession number
25578
Authors
Martin, M., Champeau, H., Ullrich, S., Johnson, A., Cardarell, K.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Center for Court Innovation

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the Center for Court Innovation website at: https://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/documents/Dallas_0…

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Miami

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Miami
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report represents one of six site-specific reports from a national multi-site study conducted by the Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention within the U.S. Department of Justice, the study aimed to gain a representative portrait of the lives and needs of youth who are involved in exchanging sex for money, food, housing, drugs, or other goods. To complement the quantitative focus of the national multi-site report, this report and the five other site-specific reports endeavor to provide a rich qualitative account that reveals and gives voice to the experiences, perceptions, and needs of the relevant population. The Miami researchers conducted and analyzed interviews with 264 young people, ages 13 to 24, engaged in the sex trade in their area.

Accession number
25576
Authors
Maurrasse, D.J., Jones, C.C.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the Center for Court Innovations website at: https://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/documents/Miami_0.p…

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Las Vegas

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Las Vegas
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report represents one of six site-specific reports from a national multi-site study conducted by the Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention within the U.S. Department of Justice, the study aimed to gain a representative portrait of the lives and needs of youth who are involved in exchanging sex for money, food, housing, drugs, or other goods. To complement the quantitative focus of the national multi-site report, this report and the five other site-specific reports endeavor to provide a rich qualitative account that reveals and gives voice to the experiences, perceptions, and needs of the relevant population. The Las Vegas researchers interviewed and analyzed data from 171 youth respondents between the ages of 13 and 24. When presenting an overview of Las Vegas, the researchers clarified the misconception that all prostitution is legal in Nevada. Prostitution is legal only in licensed brothels, not on the street or through escort services.

Accession number
25577
Authors
Wagner, B.M., Whitmer, J.M., Spivak, A.L.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the Center for Court Innovation website at: https://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/documents/Las%20Veg…

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Chicago: Issues in Youth Poverty and Homelessness

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Chicago: Issues in Youth Poverty and Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report represents one of six site-specific reports from a national multi-site study conducted by the Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention within the U.S. Department of Justice, the study aimed to gain a representative portrait of the lives and needs of youth who are involved in exchanging sex for money, food, housing, drugs, or other goods. To complement the quantitative focus of the national multi-site report, this report and the five other site-specific reports endeavor to provide a rich qualitative account that reveals and gives voice to the experiences, perceptions, and needs of the relevant population. The Chicago researchers conducted and analyzed interviews with 202 youth, ages 13 to 24, who self-identified as having traded sex for money or other needs during the reporting period.

Accession number
25579
Authors
Schaffner, L., Buhr, G., Lewis, D., Roc. M., Volpintesta, H.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the Center for Court Innovation website at: https://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/documents/Chicago_0…

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Atlantic City

Experiences of Youth in the Sex Trade in Atlantic City
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report represents one of six site-specific reports from a national multi-site study conducted by the Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention within the U.S. Department of Justice, the study aimed to gain a representative portrait of the lives and needs of youth who are involved in exchanging sex for money, food, housing, drugs, or other goods. To complement the quantitative focus of the national multi-site report, this report and the five other site-specific reports endeavor to provide a rich qualitative account that reveals and gives voice to the experiences, perceptions, and needs of the relevant population. The Atlantic City researchers recruited 119 youth, from which they analyzed data from only those participants who were under age 25 (n=98).

Accession number
25575
Authors
Marcus, A., Riggs, R., Rivera, S., Curtis, R.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Center for Court Innovation, New York, NY

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the Center for Court Innovation website at: https://www.courtinnovation.org/sites/default/files/documents/Atlantic%…

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in a Rural State: Interviews With Adjudicated Female Juveniles

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in a Rural State: Interviews With Adjudicated Female Juveniles
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes a study that sought to better understand domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) among adjudicated juvenile females and to identify factors associated with DMST for this vulnerable population. The authors examined the pathways in and out of DMST from the victims’ perspective (especially rural versus urban). They conducted qualitative interviews with 40 adjudicated juvenile females, ages 14 to 19, in a southern, rural state. The quantitative results indicate 34 percent of the participants engaged in sex trafficking, mostly to obtain drugs, and 31 percent felt forced to perform sex acts in exchange for drugs or for a place to sleep, which was highly correlated with being a victim of sexual abuse. The authors recommend implementing early intervention programs for juvenile females who fit the noted vulnerabilities to prevent this population from being victimized. They suggest learning more about risk factors, especially contentious family dynamics, so that social workers and foster parents can help these young women before they age out of foster care or the juvenile justice system and fall prey to traffickers.

Accession number
25581
Authors
Perkins, E.B., Ruiz, C.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

Volume new
34
Year published new
2017
Availability