FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Elizabeth Laferriere 510.835.8098 x 3005
Anaheim – Multidisciplinary teams from twenty-one counties are convening in Anaheim today, one year after California’s adoption of SB 855, which established the state’s groundbreaking Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Program. Historically, the majority of CSEC have only accessed critical services through contact with the juvenile justice system. SB 855 and the CSEC Program have begun a shift in California away from criminalization and toward more appropriately treating these children as victims of exploitation through a collaborative approach.