Help Protect Youth From Exploitation and Trafficking

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UNICEF’s Global Efforts in Child Protection

UNICEF works to strengthen child protection systems around the world to address children living and working on the street, prevent trafficking and exploitation. UNICEF works with police, prosecutors, judges, lawyers and social services and health professionals to better protect children separated from their families, and those in contact with justice and welfare systems.

Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act S.262 and H.R. 1779

In communities across the U.S., homeless and runaway youth are at greater risk for sexual exploitation and trafficking. Reauthorizing the bipartisan Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act would help provide critical updates to the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act which expired in September of 2013. New measures include increasing the range of family intervention and reunification services offered, and improved services for youth who have been victims of human trafficking or sexual exploitation.

Ask your Members of Congress to cosponsor this legislation today!

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Letter To Congress

Please Protect Vulnerable Youth

Dear Congress,

I am writing to urge you to support the passage of the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act, S.262 and H.R. 1779, to reauthorize and provide critical updates to the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.), which expired in September 2013.

In communities across America--including ours--homeless and runaway youth are more likely to struggle to stay in school, and at greater risk of being trafficked or sexually exploited.

The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act supports family intervention and reunification services to help prevent trafficking and sexual exploitation, and improves services for youth who have been victims of trafficking or sexual exploitation.

I urge you to cosponsor S. 262 or H.R. 1779 to improve the support system for some of America’s most vulnerable youth, helping prevent trafficking and assist trafficking victims.

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