Episode 31: Human Trafficking & Homeless Youth
McQuaid Mission • 23m
According to an ASU study, nearly 50% of young adults experiencing homelessness identified as LGBTQ+ – and the average age of their first homeless experience was at 17 years of age. Of those who participated in the survey, about 40% said they had experienced exploitation in the form of labor or sex trafficking. We’ll be joined live in studio by Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, Associate Professor at ASU’s School of Social Work for a closer look at this troubling report.
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