Resources on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children


Program Overview

The purpose of Mentoring Commercially Sexually Exploited Children/Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking program through the Office Of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is to enhance the capacity of applicant organizations to respond to the needs of child victims of CSE/DMST. Under this initiative, funded programs develop or enhance mentoring service models and mentor training based on best practices to focus on the needs of girls, boys, LGBTQ youth who are at risk or are victims of CSE/DMST; develop or update strategies to recruit and maintain mentors to serve under-identified and underserved populations; begin or enhance efforts to identify and enroll girls, boys, and LGBTQ youth who are in need of services; and provide needed services to these youth. Programs also enhance community collaboratives and partnerships, address local needs, and use local resources. The FY2016 funding announcement is currently open.  Currently, there are six grantees operating projects through this initiative. Each has a unique model for addressing these goals.

Training and Technical Assistance

TTA for the project is provided by MANY and the Center Combating Human Trafficking (CCHT) at Wichita State University. MANY is national network dedicated to engaging stakeholders across sectors to strengthen outcomes for youth and young adults at highest risk for victimization and/or delinquency.  Together with our expansive network across all 50 states, we extend our reach to positively impact youth and young adults and their families by raising the level of conversation around key issues in the youth services field, increasing cross-sector communication, driving national research, and increasing support for effective programs.  The mission of CCHT is to empower our nation’s capacity to provide effective prevention, intervention, and aftercare/prosperity responses by providing education, training, consultation, research, and public policy services.  CCHT serves as a beacon for those interested in joining the anti-trafficking movement and empowers individuals, organizations, and communities to address factors that perpetuate trafficking, more effectively serve those at risk or subjugated to human trafficking, and establish programs and facilities that support survivor prosperity.

Resources on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children