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Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) initiative, as outlined in ACL No. 14-62, aims to inform and train county child welfare workers and out-of home caregivers regarding the amended Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) section 300.

The amended code clarified that commercially sexually exploited children fall within the purview of California’s Child Welfare system. To raise awareness and improve identification among the Child Welfare community on the issue of commercially sexually exploited children, CSEC 101 trainings will be provided by the community colleges, and other contractors statewide.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children is an emerging childhood maltreatment subtype and a national and international issue.