StolenYouth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by a group of passionate and committed Seattle women who came together to shine a light on the plight of sexually-trafficked youth in our community. StolenYouth is the only organization focused solely on child victims of sex trafficking in Washington state.
StolenYouth leads a coalition of local organizations dedicated to ending child sex trafficking. We provide resources and support to coalition partners that deliver programs and services to prevent child sex trafficking and disrupt the child sex trafficking industry with the greatest efficiency possible.
We work to expand the community's awareness about the dangers of child sex trafficking, increase the ability of local organizations to appropriately intervene on behalf of young people and children coerced into the sex trade and work together for sustainable, system-wide change in our community.
In 2007, the City of Seattle commissioned the author to assess the number of youth and young adults, aged 24 years and younger, who were victims of commercial sexual exploitation in the Seattle area. The final report, Who Pays the Price: An Assessment of Youth Involvement in Prostitution in Seattle, was completed in 2008.2 Findings from this study included a service planning estimate of 300-500 youth involved in prostitution. A decade later, StolenYouth commissioned the author to update the earlier study and to re-examine the issue of CSEC...
National Runaway Hotline
US Department of Justice
King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
“Who Pays the Price? Assessment of Youth Involvement in Prostitution in Seattle” report, written by Debra Boyer, PhD | Commissioned by the City of Seattle
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