Work Group 8: Survivors Recovering and Thriving

Co- chaired by Devereux (Amy Waldron) and The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (Giselle Balfour)

  • Focused on supporting sexually exploited youth who are currently residing in one of Georgia’s residential facilities for domestic minor sex trafficking victims
  • Initiatives –
    • Work Group 8 continues to partner with the Envision Project at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy to provide meaningful events for youth survivors of child sex trafficking.
    • In 2019, thus far, Work Group 8 has partnered with the Envision Project to plan and implement four one-day events (one per quarter) for sexually exploited youth who are currently residing in one of Georgia’s CSEC residential facilities. These events focused on employment readiness, educational support, independent life skills, and personal growth and development. Response to these events have been very positive from the youth and each event has been well supported by Work Group Seven members, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy staff, and volunteers from the community.