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Human Trafficking of Children

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Resources and support for children in San Diego County

The federal Department of Homeland Security and Department of Education report trafficking victims can be adults and youth of all genders, U.S. citizens, or foreign nationals. Human trafficking can involve school-age youths, particularly those made vulnerable by unstable family situations, or who have little or no social support. The children at risk are not just high school students – studies show that the average age a child is trafficked into the commercial sex trade is between 11 and 14 years old.

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) supports school district offices, parents, and community-based agencies in issues related to human trafficking of children by providing training, staff development, technical assistance, and consultation.

Project Safe From Exploitation (SaFE) Human Trafficking Prevention Education Program

Regional Efforts

Information related to the San Diego Regional Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council, Education Subcommittee

Resources for Schools

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Community-Based Student Referrals for Services

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Mara Madrigal-Weiss
Executive Director,
Student Wellness and School Culture
Linda Vista Campus

Charisma De Los Reyes
Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program
Old Town

Violeta Mora
Program Specialist,
Student Wellness and School Culture and Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program
Linda Vista Campus and Old Town

Roxanna Bayon
Administrative Assistant III,
Student Wellness and School Culture
Linda Vista Campus