Child Trafficking & Exploitation

35,000+ Texas children attend public schools that are within 1,000 feet of a suspected illegal massage business

CHILDREN AT RISK is committed to strengthening laws and policies on human trafficking and improving the response to children who have been commercially sexually exploited.

Center to End the Trafficking & Exploitation of Children (CETEC)

CHILDREN AT RISK’s Center to End the Trafficking & Exploitation of Children aims to improve public policies in order to

  • Prevent instances of human trafficking
  • Protect victims and support human trafficking survivors
  • Increase the prosecution of traffickers and buyers

The Center to End the Trafficking and Exploitation of Children, the only center of its kind in Texas, was established to combat trafficking in Texas. CETEC works to: educate the community through training, presentations, publications, media outreach, and an annual summit; engage in legal research, study trafficking trends, and explore best practices; collaborate with organizations on the front lines to determine community needs; and provide resources for public officials and draft and support positive legislative change. 

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2024 C@R Special Events

Special Eventsconvening for change Every dollar donated helps us improve the lives of Texas children. CHILDREN AT RISK is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 76-0360533). Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  It is with immense...

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Illicit Massage Business Toolkit

Illicit Massage Business Toolkit

Illicit Massage Businesses (IMBs) use the cover of a legitimate service to engage in prostitution and often human trafficking by using force, fraud or coercion to compel the women working there to provide sexual services to the buyers who patronize these places. IMBs...

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