the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children(CSEC) is the sexual exploitation of minors for economic profit(California Child Welfare Council).

CSEC is part of Human Trafficking and according to the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) includes:

  • trafficking for sexual purposes,
  • prostitution,
  • sex tourism,
  • mail-order bride trade and early marriage,
  • pornography, stripping, and
  • performing in sexual venues such as peep shows or clubs.

The average starting age of children who are sexually exploited for commercial purposes is 12 to 14 years old for girls and 11 to 13 years old for boys. Furthermore research shows the life expectancy for exploited children is 7 years from their initial exploitation date up until their death from HIV/AIDS or homicide.

Help us end the Sexual Exploitation of Children by being aware, and knowing the signs through the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign and through the National Human Trafficking Hotline

If you,or someone you,know is being forced to engage in commercial sex, forced labor or any other activity, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888  or the California Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking(CAST) at 1-888-539-2373

Local phone numbers:

**For emergencies please call 9-1-1**


More Human Trafficking and CSEC Resources and Data:

The Office on Trafficking for Persons- their mission is to prevent human trafficking and ensure that victims have the services they need

The Department of Homeland Security(DHS)- DHS has launched a blue campaign against human trafficking, check out their resources here

California Social Work Education Center(CalsWEC) - tools and data for organizations that work with families and children

California Child Welfare Council fact sheet

Love 146- Non-profit that focused on the abolition of child exploitation and trafficking

UNICEF - Advocates to help children around the world through fundrasing, advocacy, and education

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Polaris- join the fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery

Thorn- Non-Profit that uses technology to help end online child exploitation, their tracking tool has being used by law enforcement in their cases.




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