DID YOU KNOW

DID YOU KNOW...

One in seven (18,500) endangered runaways reported to NCMEC (National
center for Missing & Exploited Children) in 2017 were likely sex trafficking
victims. 88% of these likely sex trafficking victims were in the care of social
services or foster care when they went missing.


46 percent of runaway and homeless youth reported being physically
abused, 38 percent reported being emotionally abused , and 17 percent
reported being forced into unwanted sexual activity by a family or
household member.


75 percent of runaways are female.


More than 23,000 children will age out of the US foster care system every
year.


After reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care
will become instantly homeless.


7 out of 10 girls who age out of the foster care system will become
pregnant before the age of 21.


Nearly 60% of young men who age out of the foster care system and are
legally emancipated have been convicted of a crime.


About 1 in 4 kids who age out of the system will not graduate from high
school or be able to pass their GED.


75% of women and 33% of men receive government benefits to meet basic
needs after they age out of the system.


African-American children make up 20% of the foster care population.


More than 40% of the children who reach the age of 18 while in foster
care were in the system for more than 3 years.

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