King County Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Program Evaluation

Principal Investigator: 
Michael Pullmann, Ph.D.
Funding Source: 
Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, via the King County Superior Court
Project Period: 
09/30/14 – 09/29/2019
PBHJP Project Faculty and Staff: 
Project Contact: 
Collaborators: 
King County CSEC Task Force
King County Superior Court
Washington State Children’s Administration
Center for Children & Youth Justice
YouthCare
Friends of Youth
Auburn Youth Resources
Organization of Prostitution Survivors
Project Summary: 

The Division of Public and Behavioral Health and Justice Policy is contracted to evaluate the efforts of the King County Superior Court’s Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) program as they work to build awareness of child trafficking and improve response to and services for CSEC. Children referred to this program are provided with an outreach coordinator who develops a multi-disciplinary team to collaboratively address the child’s needs. Additionally, the program conducts training sessions with individuals who serve children about the risk factors and warning signs of CSEC and the methods to best intervene with these children. 

 

PHBJP assists with the development and modification of data collection processes and tools for screening, referrals, assessments, and monitoring; evaluates the impact of the program’s strategies on youth and the systems that serve them; consults about best practices for multi-disciplinary teams; and will provide assistance in developing and implementing a plan for sustainability. 

Behavioral Health and Child Welfare