- The average age that victims were referred to services in Oregon was 15-and-a-half; the youngest victim was eight years old.
- About 17 percent have had a baby.
- More than 50 percent of cases have a gang connection.
U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall, who commissioned the report, says she expects the information in the report to have real world impacts:
[W]e are giving policy makers, social service providers, and other stakeholders the data they need to respond to the needs of these children.
Are you a survivor of child trafficking? Do you work with victims? What policies have you seen that are effective?
- Christopher Carey: Assistant professor at Portland State University; author of the new report on child trafficking
- Erin Ellis: Executive director of the Sexual Assault Resource Center