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Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Navigator

No Person Is For Sale!

Human Trafficking Regional Navigator Program 

Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert County

 

The Regional Navigator Program (RNPG) was developed after Governor Hogan signed into law the Child Sex Trafficking Screening and Services Act of 2019. Local Departments of Social Service and law enforcement who suspect or have reason to believe a child is a victim of sex trafficking, are required to notify the Regional Navigator within their jurisdiction.

Center for Children, Inc. is the designated Regional Navigator Program (RNPG) for Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert County and provides support for individuals in Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert of all genders who are suspected of being trafficked. 

 

Who The Regional Navigator Serves

The Regional Navigator program serves the Southern Tri-County area youth and young adults up to 24 who are highly suspected or confirmed survivors of sex trafficking.

 

 

Program Goals

  • Assess for human trafficking through a trauma-informed lens.

  • Ensure basic needs of survivors are met.

  • Offer support through resources and safety plans.

  • Connect survivors to community support tailored to their needs.

  • Empower youth towards goals with a strengths-based approach.

  • Coordinate with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure continuity of care.

  • Advocate for community change and increased education about human trafficking.

  • Create community partnerships to increase awareness, understanding, and screening in Southern Maryland.

 

 

Service Available

  •  Safety Planning 

  • - Emergency Response

  • - Basic Living needs, not including house

  • - Referrals to trauma counseling and mental health services

  • - Referrals to drug and alcohol treatment

  • - Referrals to legal services 

  • - Victim Advocacy 

  • - Case Management 

Indicators of Human Trafficking

 

  • Frequently run away from home/placement

  • Returns from run-away with more/nicer items (phone, expensive clothing, etc) than youth left with

  • Has their movement monitored or controlled, youth are not allowed to come and go as they please.

  • Reluctant to share information with authorities/professionals, major gaps/inconsistencies in their story.

  • Shows physical signs of sexual or physical abuse, neglect, or confinement.

  • Presents as fearful, and anxious, avoids eye contact.

  • Is not in control of their own money or documents (ID, passport, social security card, visa)

  • Has significantly older or controlling sexual or romantic partners.

  • Is not allowed to speak for themselves or a third person insists on being present.

  • Is not enrolled in school or has many absences.

  • Reports working at a job where they feel unsafe and/or unable to quit.

  •   Is isolated from social support systems by employer or romantic/sexual partner.


 

 

Contact Our Office

Contact our office to learn more about the Child Advocacy Center and our more than 19  other programs designed to prevent and treat child abuse in Maryland.

 

 301.609.9887

 

Report Abuse 

Claims of child abuse and sexual abuse should be taken very seriously. To report child abuse or disclosures of sexual abuse please call:

(800) 91Prevent

 

Make a Referral

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