The SEEN (Support to End Exploitation Now) Coalition ensures child victims of commercial sexual exploitation receive the support and services they deserve. Partnering with over 35 Boston-area agencies who believe genuine collaboration can prevent at-risk youth from falling through the cracks, SEEN strives to increase victim identification, and ensures each child referred receives a coordinated response focused on them and tailored to their circumstances.
A program of the Children’s Advocacy Center, SEEN connects teens to vital therapeutic services and supports law enforcement so perpetrators are held accountable.
Since 2004, SEEN has changed the way our community responds to exploited youth, coordinating more than 900 cases of at-risk and exploited children (including a 50% increase over the past year).When SEEN began, exploited youth were treated as criminals: Today, we recognize them as victims and survivors who can play a vital role helping others as best demonstrated through their own words.
* Images: Learning from the wisdom of survivors in the Youth Advisory Group.