The Use of Administrative Data to Improve Identification and Outcomes for CSE-Impacted Youth
In partnership with the California Department of Social Services, researchers from the California Child Welfare Indicators Project at the UC Berkeley used statewide administrative child welfare data from 2014-2019 to conduct an exploratory analysis of case and child-level characteristics associated with commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) risk and victimization. CCWIP’s preliminary findings helped to inform the work of a Data and Outcomes Workgroup led by the Child Welfare Council CSEC Action Team, in which a set of outcome priorities and recommendations were developed. This co-presentation offers statewide, child-level information about the burden of commercial sexual exploitation among children placed in out-of-home care in California and will help counties support youth experiencing commercial sexual exploitation and transition age youth, who may experience heightened vulnerability to commercial sexual exploitation.
- Wendy Wiegmann: UC Berkeley – CCWIP
- Ivy Hammond: UC Berkeley – CCWIP)
- Leslie Heimov: Children’s Law Center of California
- Kate Walker Brown: National Center for Youth Law
- Joe Magruder: UC Berkeley