Children growing up without families are the most vulnerable beings on our planet. They face greatly elevated risk of virtually every evil known to man, from disease to starvation. This is especially true in regard to human trafficking. Without the protection of a family, a child becomes an ideal target for exploitation. 2
Human Trafficking is a sad result of the many vulnerable children both around the world and right here in the tri-state area. Statistically, we are told that 80% of girls who age out and are not adopted, will be trafficked. Approximately 70% of boys will end up in jail, with the majority of the remainder being trafficked. 26% of people being trafficked are children.3 The average age that a young person in the United States becomes trafficked is between 12-14.4 Learn more by visiting these organizations:
Let My People Go Network
http://www.lmpgnetwork.org I Empowering the local church to fight human trafficking by loving those most vulnerable.
http://www.gozoe.org | REACHING EVERY PERSON. RESCUING EVERY CHILD.
Love-True I A NJ Not for Profit
www.love-true.org I exists to fight sex trafficking in the United States through parallel efforts in prevention education and restoration.
2 - https://cafo.org/2014/04/04/if-we-care-about-human-trafficking-we-must-care-for-orphans-and-foster-youth/
3 - International Labour Organization. “ILO 2012 global estimate of forced labour, Executive summary” – 2012
4 - Clawson, Heather J., Nicole Dutch, Amy Solomon, and Lisa Goldblatt Grace. "Human Trafficking Into and Within the United States: A Review of the Literature." Study of HHS Programs Serving Human Trafficking Victims. Accessed February 25, 2014, http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/07/humantrafficking/LitRev/.