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Many teen prostitutes come from foster homes, L.A. County officials say

L.A. County officials say prostitution is a serious problem in the foster-care system. A majority of juveniles arrested on prostitution charges in the county come from foster care, and, in some cases, pimps use underage sex workers to recruit fellow...
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County wants foster care workers to learn how to spot sex trafficking

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (5 months ago)

County officials are exploring a plan to require more intensive training for foster parents and group home workers to help them recognize warning signs that children and teens under their care may be victims of sex trafficking. Read Post

Campaign to halt child sex trafficking launched in L.A. County

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (2 years ago)

When Los Angeles County Probation Department workers recently analyzed arrest data for prostitution, they found numbers that defy the notion that underage sex trafficking is a Third World Problem. Read Post

Task Force to Combat Pimps Recruiting Child Sex Slaves from Foster Homes

United States / Los Angeles : LAist (2 years ago)

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved the creation of a task force to address the grave issue of children in the county's foster care system being recruited as child prostitutes. [ more › ] Read Post


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