15 Million Children are Physically Exploited in the U.s. Each Year


Exploitation is a mentality that treats people like an object, removing their humanity and justifying their harm. Exploitation is not a single act; it is a mentality that repeatedly uses a child for gain. All types of exploitation are connected, and children are often victims of multiple forms.
Exploit /ˈɛkˌsploɪt/ (noun) – is “to use (someone or something) in a way that helps you unfairly”.


Child Exploitation Statistics in the United States

Government Programs Can’t Meet the Need

Many Americans falsely perceive that child exploitation in our country is rare. Often based on a surface-level promise that our government agencies will care for them. However, federal reports confirm the experiences of frontline workers; child exploitation is one of the most significant public issues our society faces today. Every report confirms a horrific reality, child exploitation in the United States is so immense that government programs cannot meet the need:


OPEN EYE REPORT: Unmasking Child Exploitation in the United States

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One of the greatest mission fields in crisis is located within our backyards. Children are being exploited, abused, neglected, abandoned, and forgotten. They’re in our neighborhoods, churches, schools, and perhaps our own families. Child exploitation is all around us, hiding in plain sight!