Call on Congress to prevent child trafficking

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To the United States Congress:

All of America’s children deserve safety and protection, yet runaway and homeless children and youth face extreme vulnerabilities to human trafficking and exploitation. Traffickers target homeless children and youth because they are low risk and easy to manipulate. Because of vulnerability and inadequate support, homeless and runaway children and youth are susceptible to human trafficking, often being forced into exploitative labor or sex to receive basic necessities.

We are calling on you to introduce then pass the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act.

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Trafficking Prevention Act improves prevention efforts, raises visibility, and provides life-saving services for these vulnerable children and youth, making safety and protection a more accessible reality. With an estimated 4.2 million children and youth experiencing homelessness each year in the United States, the time to introduce the Runaway and Homeless Youth Trafficking Prevention Act is now.