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GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April 17, 2017 – Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) refers to a range of crimes and activities involving the sexual abuse or exploitation of a child for the financial benefit of any person or in exchange for anything of value (including monetary and non-monetary benefits) given or received by any person. It is estimated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that 100,000 children in the United States are sold for sex each year and as many as 300,000 more are at risk of being a CSEC child. It has been recognized that this is a growing problem in California.

Nevada County Child Protective Services (CPS) is hosting a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Strategy Session which will engage multi-sectorial community stakeholders to work together in identifying the community problems and sustainable solutions that will create a safer and healthier Nevada County community. The strategy session will address commercial sexual exploitation, human trafficking, and other intersecting issues.

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The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) assists local programs by providing the best possible services to sexual assault survivors and supports prevention efforts by providing technical assistance services to its member centers and other constituents. CALCASA takes a proactive technical assistance approach, aimed at building capacity in developing practice-based evidence and evidence-based practice models, organizational infrastructure, content-based education and skills development. CALCASA will serve as the CCR Strategy Session facilitator and provide ongoing technical assistance to community partners.

Where: Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building

South Auburn  Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Date:    May 11, 2017

Time:   8:30-4:30

*Lunch will be provided to registered attendees.*

Please RSVP to Faye Hignight, CPS Staff Services Analyst at Faye.Hignight@co.nevada.ca.us or (530) 265-1728 by May 3, 2017.

For more information or questions please contact Nicholas Ready, CPS Program Manager at Nicholas.Ready@co.nevada.ca.us or (530)265-1654.