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SEEN Report Profiles Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Suffolk County

Nov 05, 2012

The Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County is pleased to release the Support to End Exploitation Now (SEEN) Coalition’s report, “From ‘The Life’ to My Life: Sexually Exploited Children Reclaiming Their Futures, Suffolk County Massachusetts’ Response to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)”. 

Building upon the foundation of a 7-year multidisciplinary partnership, this report describes the invisible problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children in Suffolk County, MA and offers strategies and recommendations to support and protect young survivors.

Hundreds of at-risk and exploited children have been identified in Boston and its surrounding cities.  This report, reinforced by data collected from 2005-January 2012, illuminates the plight of young victims, as well as the steps necessary to help them heal. The report details SEEN’s unique and collaborative response model, the systems which make it effective, and the programs of its essential partners. This report further serves as a guide moving forward, with recommendations regarding next steps in combatting exploitation within Boston and beyond.   

The SEEN Coalition and its work is based upon the premise that a coordinated community response is necessary to support exploited youth and to promote offender accountability. We firmly believe that no single agency can do this, alone.

We hope that you will review the report and join us in ending commercial sexual exploitation of youth.  Click SEEN Report: Executive Summary to read an overview and SEEN Report 2012  to read the report in its entirety.  More information about the SEEN Coalition and commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) can be found by clicking here.