In 2014, an estimated 1 out of 6 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims. Of those, 68% were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran.
50% of adolescents aging out of foster care and juvenile justice systems will be homeless within six months because they are unprepared to live independently and have limited education and no social support.
In the United States, as many as 20,000 kids are forced into prostitution by human trafficking networks every year.
LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+) youth are at an increased risk for becoming sexually exploited due to their over-representation in the homeless youth population, and 20% to 40% of homeless youth in California.