According to the U.S. Department of Justice, nearly 85% of victims in confirmed sex trafficking cases are U.S. citizens - mostly homeless kids. While often perceived as an international issue, American children are being trafficked throughout our country every day.
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Voices of the Victims
Countless people pass them everyday... young girls walking the streets wearing provocatively short skirts and high heels. Many of us turn and look the other way, not wanting to see their faces.
Often misidentified as "willing" participants in the sex trade, 60% of child trafficking victims in the United States are homeless kids who were forced into prostitution. Tragically, these kids are easy targets for pimps and traffickers because many have no place to run... no home to shelter them from danger.
Don’t be the person who looks the other way!
Changing the Statistics - Covenant House
All across America, Covenant House rescues thousands of young people from a life on the streets...often those subjected to abuse by pimps and predators. But unlike other organizations that only provide direct care to victims, Covenant House also advocates for laws that will ultimately put an end to child trafficking.
We helped move both International Megan's Law and the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2010 through the House. But we need your help to pass these and other major legislative initiatives.