Las Vegas is a worldwide destination for the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
We can't stop the buyers.
We can't stop the traffickers.
BUT WE CAN EMPOWER KIDS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES
People who want to harm our kids offer a counterfeit version of what we all need--connection and care. Did you know that many traffickers lure kids in with clothes, shoes, food and fake concern?
When we give vulnerable kids real connection, community, and brand new, dignity-giving clothing, we meet these basic needs so they're not as vulnerable to traffickers. While doing this, we can also educate kids on the tricks of traffickers so that kids are prepared to protect themselves.
Our prevention effort is modeled after a proven program with a 16-year track record of giving foster and at-risk youth dignity through vetted, trained, caring volunteers in a private, shame-free boutique that allows them to choose 5 brand new, fashion current outfits, one pair of shoes, socks, undies, and a coat in the winter. The clothing is purchased wholesale, so the cost is only $130 per kid!
Volunteers provide a warm meal, a caring connection and tips to avoid traffickers. The clothing meets a need that helps to alleviate the shame of poverty and family dysfunction. Together, all of this gives dignity to kids who desperately need it.
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE
WHEN YOU JOIN THIS EFFORT!
Do you know that kids are often lured into trafficking by a friend, a woman or a boyfriend?
Warning signs include:
New items of clothing, jewelry or other things with no indication of how it was purchased
Change of clothing style
Always on the phone or checking the phone
Isolation (does not go out with old friends or engage in former activities)
Stays out late at night or does not come home.
STOP CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING
In Your Community
We've created graphics, videos, and a free downloadable guide to share with your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Together we CAN stop child sex trafficking in our communities.
For additional information and resources, contact the Office on Trafficking in Persons.