CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children)

Instructor: Shilloy Bates, Community Outreach and Training Director

Each month, approximately 300 to 500 hundred girls are commercially sexually exploited throughout Georgia, and the average age of entry into the commercial sex market for girls is between 12 and 14 years old. Recognizing child prostitution as a form of child abuse, Governor's Office for Children and Families (GOCF) created the nation's first statewide response to address the needs of child sex trafficking victims including the development of the Georgia CSEC Task Force.

The Georgia CSEC Task Force, convened by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, was created in 2008 to work collaboratively to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children by developing and implementing prevention, intervention, and prosecution strategies. (See the entire document at: georgia.gov )

The Governor’s Office collaborates with Georgia Care Connection - A new initiative to identify commercially sexually exploited children and link them to services, http://www.georgiacareconnection.com/

To schedule a CSEC training contact Shilloy at shilloyb@lmcs.org or call 423-313-4058