Don’t Rescue Me: 3 Best Practices for Working with Youth Who Have Been Sexually Exploited

Serving young people who have experienced sexual exploitation demands a high level of critical thinking and careful planning to ensure best practice. We have identified three core components to effective support and service that could translate for anyone coming into contact with youth who have these experiences.

New Hub Resource: Building a Brighter Future for Youth With Dual Status: A Policy Roadmap Forward

“Building a Brighter Future for Youth with Dual Status: A Policy Roadmap Forward,” from the RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, looks at dual-status youth and policy recommendations for furthering their success. The policy recommendations come in three categories: cross-system collaboration, trauma-informed approaches, and technology and innovation improvements. They can be implemented at the federal, state and local levels.

Najet Miah in 2010 (left) and today.

Prison Brought Me Back to Allah

I scrolled down my Instagram feed when I spotted it. It was an image of a jail cell on Rikers Island. Below was a caption that read, “Free studio apartment in a gated community with ocean views and vintage style rod-iron double doors. Excellent security and free laundry.”