Take Action Against Trafficking of Black Girls

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Take Action Against Trafficking of Black Girls 

Youth Collaboratory works to prevent and reduce the victimization of Black girls vulnerable to sex trafficking by expanding the skills of program providers and other stakeholders working to prevent the trafficking of Black girls. 

In this 3-part video series, we amplify several voices from the field - direct service professionals, researchers, youth and young adults with lived expertise, and multidisciplinary providers. We cover topics based on the emerging trends and promising practices for prevention and early intervention for Black girls who are at risk of or are experiencing sex trafficking. 

Combating and Preventing Sex Trafficking of Black Girls: Promising Practices (Part 1)

Learn about some promising practices from the field in the work to combat and prevent the sex trafficking of Black girls. In this first video, you’ll learn about trauma informed services, youth partnership, as well as choice and voice for survivors. 

We have a conversation with Jasmine Deacon, Program Manager at PEARLS for Teen Girls. PEARLS is a unique leadership development program serving girls middle school through high school, and beyond, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They empower girls to live out the PEARLS values: Personal Responsibility, Empathy, Awareness, Respect, Leadership and Support.


The Intersection of Juvenile Justice and the Sex Trafficking of Black Girls

Learn about the intersection of juvenile justice and Black girls currently facing exploitation or at risk of exploitation. In this second video, we address the intersection between Black girls who become victims of sex trafficking and the criminalization and adultification of these Black girls in the juvenile justice system. 

We have a conversation with Fanicy Sears, Owner of eMotion Therapy, LLC. eMotion Therapy is a private practice mental health agency located in Birmingham, Alabama. Fanicy works in partnership with the Children’s Aid Society of Alabama, an organization led by judges with a mission of changing lives, building families, and strengthening communities. 

This video also features a special clip from a recent OVC Learning Series in which Judge Stacy Boulware Eurie shares some important tips regarding engagement with Black girls who have been involved with the juvenile justice system.


Combating and Preventing Sex Trafficking of Black Girls: Promising Practices in Education and Mentoring

In this final video in the series, we discuss promising practices in education and mentoring including restorative programming, equitable policies, trauma informed responses, assessments to measure effectiveness, and more. 

Don’t miss this conversation with Randa Powell and Micah Jones from The Mentoring Center’s EMERGE Program. The EMERGE (Educating, Mentoring, Empowering, and Reaffirming our Girls for Excellence) Reentry Program is a promising alternative education program designed for Black girls and other girls of color who have been involved in the juvenile-legal or foster care systems.  



This video series was produced by Youth Collaboratory, Inc. under grant number 2020-MU-MU-K001 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this virtual orientation are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.