homeless youth: vulnerable to being exploited, pimped out, even enslaved

Solid figures have been particularly hard to come by in growing discussions of human trafficking, in part because many survivors don’t like to talk about having been exploited. Working with the Applied Developmental Psychology Department at Fordham, researchers at Covenant House developed a set of interview questions to make it easier to find trafficking victims, and we were surprised and dismayed by the extent of exploitation the young people who participated in the interviews had suffered.

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