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.
Nearly 88% of sex trafficking victims report accessing health care while being trafficked, especially since too many live in a cycle of abuse. Until recently, the majority of health care providers have not been trained on the prevalence of commercial sexual exploitation in the Puget Sound region, and have not been trained to identify risk factors. And, notwithstanding the frequency of victims visiting health care providers, 95% of Emergency Room staff report no training on treating child sex exploitation victims and no knowledge of local resources available for victim care and support...
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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