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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Nearly one in five young people experiencing homelessness were the victims of human trafficking, according to a report from Loyola University New Orleans'*Modern Slavery Research Project. The project team interviewed 641 "homeless and runaway youth" between ages 17-24 who had ...

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Report: homeless youth face high risk of human trafficking


Nearly one in five young people experiencing homelessness were the victims of human trafficking, according to a report from Loyola University New Orleans'*Modern Slavery Research Project. The project team interviewed 641 "homeless and runaway youth" between ages 17-24 who had received care from Covenant House shelters, transitional living centers, apartment programs and drop-in centers at 10 North American cities, including New Orleans.

The report ? using a*federal definition of human trafficking as "the use of force, fraud or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in labor or sex trade against their will" ? found that*19 percent (124 people) of respondents were victims of trafficking.?
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