Abstract for:Building a System to End Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

This presentation covers a series of engagements to understand the dynamics driving the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in San Diego County, identify root causes with stakeholders, and possible solutions from a feedback perspective. A series of group model building workshops were conducted with diverse stakeholders including county leaders, law enforcement, child welfare, office of the district attorney, doctors and hospitals, education, probation, mental and behavioral health, county counsel, childrens forensic services, public health, planned parenthood, community advocates for sexually exploited children, and both raw survivors and survivor advocates. Insights highlighted several reinforcing loops, and identified potential solutions that, along with changes in policy and a new revenue stream discovered through the modeling process, can be used to end commercial sexual exploitation of children, or sex trafficking.