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Service Model Slowly Adapting for Community CSE Victims; Limited Progress in Less Restrictive Placements for Dependent CSE Victims

Report 18-05, June 2018

Report Summary

  • In 2017, 381 verified commercially sexually exploited (CSE) children were identified in Florida. While this is an increase over the 356 identified in 2016, it is a smaller increase than seen in prior years.
  • The CSE service model is slowly adapting to community CSE child victims who differ from children in the dependency system in several important ways. The 2017 Legislature took steps to ensure that DCF monitors whether these children are receiving services.
  • DCF has implemented new requirements to identify and coordinate services for CSE children and streamline processes statewide. Challenges remain in engaging community children and their families.

Related Reports
  1. Annual Report on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Florida, 2020
    Report 20-05 July 2020
  2. Placement Options for CSE Victims Have Increased; CSE-Specific Services Remain Limited
    Report 19-05 July 2019
  3. DCF and Its Lead Agencies Have Not Resolved Issues Related to Serving Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
    Report 17-09 June 2017
  4. Placement Challenges Persist for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation; Questions Regarding Effective Interventions and Outcomes Remain
    Report 16-04 July 2016
Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by email OPPAGA@oppaga.fl.gov, telephone (850) 488-0021, or mail 111 W. Madison St., Room 312 Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475.
child welfare,human trafficking,commercial sexual exploitation,dependency,crime victims,lead agencies,CBCs