Girls of color experience unique forms and rates of trauma and higher rates of school discipline and involvement in the juvenile justice system — which, in addition to increasing the risk for other negative outcomes, also raises their vulnerability to domestic sex trafficking, as reflected in their disproportionately high rates of representation among trafficking survivors. Click the link below to read the full issue brief on this topic.


Leary, Kimberlyn. "Mental Health and Girls of Color." Georgetown Law Center Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity, December 2019.