Every year, 1.2 million children are exploited around the globe. Here in the East Bay, we are far from immune from child trafficking, and it’s not just a problem in “bad” neighborhoods. From the Tri-Valley to Concord, from Livermore to Berkeley, children struggle with the effects of these crimes.
One of the most disturbing forms of trafficking involves the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), which refers to a range of crimes. Our communities need more places that help children who are victims if we are to make a real difference in combatting trafficking.