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At Risk for Sex Trafficking: Youth Who Run Away From Foster Care
Explore how data reported in AFCARS about youth who run away from state custody can be used to inform interventions.
Capacity Building Center for States
Examines what states and counties can learn from data in their child welfare case management systems and reported in the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) about youth who run away from State custody, how data can be used to learn more about this high-risk population, and how this knowledge can inform interventions.
Capacity Building Center for States. (2015). At risk for sex trafficking: Youth who run away from foster care. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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