Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. Matt Baldock, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Paula Skomski, ARNP, SANE-A. Objectives. Define Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking State the forms and prevalence of DMST within the U.S. State the prevalence of DMST locally and regionally
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Matt Baldock, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Paula Skomski, ARNP, SANE-A
100,000 - 300,000
American children are victims of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) at any given time annually.
(U. S. Department of Justice, 2010; National Institute of Justice, 2007; Shared Hope International, 2009)
27 between 15 and 18 years old
“The juvenile prostitute is not seen by society as a worthy victim, while the sexually-abused child is. We must realize they are one and the same.”
Identifying and Combating Juvenile Prostitution
Nat’l. Assoc. of Counties, Inc.
(Shared Hope International, 2010; Smith et al., 2009)
(Boyer, 2008; Choi, et al., 2009; Clawson, 2010; Leitch & Snow, 2010; Lloyd & Orman, 2010; Logan, et al, 2009; Mukasey, et al., 2007; NCMEC, 2002; Scott & Harper, 2006; HHS, 2011; Zimmerman, et al., 2008)
(GEMS, 2009; Shared Hope International, 2010; Smith et al., 2009)
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking is a problem in every community which is complex and requires a coordinated community response.
To combat this problem it is important to know the risk factors, signs of possible victimization, local resources to help and how to safely intervene.
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