Child Trafficking - Stats/Resources
"endless supply of victims" Andrew Oosterbaan, Chief of the Child Exploitation U.S. Department of Justice
"They are seduced, they are tricked, they are lured into this practice and then they lose the ability to walk away. These kids literally become 21st century slaves." Ernie Allen, Former President and CEO, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
"In the United States there is a serious lack of safe shelter for women and girls who have been victims of this brutal offense, and who have very specialized needs for restoration of body, mind, and soul. Hope House is a pinpoint of light in this dark situation and Shared Hope International is anxious to see them succeed." Nancy Winston, National Awareness, Member Board of Directors, Shared Hope International
Human Trafficking Educational Resources:
12-14 years old is the average entry age into pornography and prostitution in the United States, according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice.
100,000 to 300,000 children in America are at risk for sex trafficking each year, according to the National Center for Missing Children.
In the U.S., the sale of child pornography is a $3 billion annual industry ; 55% of child pornography on the Internet comes from the U.S.
Family Safe Media, Estes, Richard J. and Neil Alan Weiner.