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Thousands of youth in the United States are trafficked for sex every year. The issue affects every community, and youth-serving agencies can prepare their staff members to serve exploited youth well. The Polaris Project, a Washington, DC, organization that fights both sex trafficking and labor trafficking, offers resources that can help:
A slideshow targeted to service providers, which provides background information on trafficking and addresses the challenges to serving trafficked youth and adults, such as identifying and finding victims.