"Traffickers want to take advantage of young people who won’t be missed. Of those 300+ American girl victims we’ve served, only two had missing children reports. The majority were not reported missing because they were in the foster care system. Instead, they are listed as repeat runaways and non-critical missing…" - from Andrea Powell of FAIR Girls.
This week in Washington DC, the Deputy Mayor's office is fighting against important legislation (Safe Harbor Laws) that would prevent young girls who are found engaging in commercial sex from being treated like criminals.
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One of my colleagues from Philadelphia, Dr. Titchen, has created an amazing resource to help physicians other healthcare providers understand the scope of the problem of trafficking and how to identify and act with the victims they meet. This primer is an excellent place to start learning. Please share widely!
Dr. Geynisman is the founder of the Survivor Clinic and a passionate champion of women's equality and justice