Dear CAST Supporters,
For most kids in the United States, September signals “back to school” – a month of buying books, school supplies and new clothes. Unfortunately, some kids will be absent from classrooms this fall. Instead of studying in safety, they will be forced to fend for themselves on the streets.
This month’s CAST newsletter highlights our legal program serving U.S. citizens. Human trafficking in the United States takes many forms, but the most recognized form involves sexual exploitation. Sadly, these cases also involve minors. Research shows that girls as young as twelve are lured and forced into the commercial sex trade.
Twelve. At this vulnerable season of life, girls have been coerced into “the life”... [more]