Support to End Exploitation Now (SEEN)

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About This Program

Target Population: Youth (male, female, and transgender) under age 18 who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation or are at-risk

For children/adolescents ages: 10 – 17

Brief Description

The SEEN Coalition is a public-private partnership that implements a county-wide response to child victims of commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC) and at-risk youth. Comprised of over 35 inter-agency partners, SEEN operates within the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County. The coalition employs a full-time Case Coordinator who receives referrals and enacts a multi-disciplinary response that emphasizes youth development, recovery, healing, and justice. The Coordinator connects involved case collaterals, facilitates case conferences in order to manage intervention and service provision, coordinates forensic interviews as appropriate, tracks cases to ensure that youth needs are met, and maintains the SEEN referral database. The coordinator also provides local training and outreach. The SEEN Coalition is governed by a Steering Committee of community partners representing juvenile justice, youth development, and child protection. It convenes quarterly Advisory Group Meetings among local service providers and law enforcement to facilitate networking opportunities, provide information about local resources, and offer training and relevant information.

Program Goals:

The goals of Support to End Exploitation Now (SEEN) are:

  • Empower child/teen victims to leave their exploiter and utilize opportunities to regain control of their future
  • Ensure the physical and psychological safety of exploited youth
  • Ensure youths’ access to resources and services
  • Enforce offender accountability by apprehending and prosecuting adults who exploit them

Contact Information

Elizabeth Bouchard, BA
Agency/Affiliation: Support to End Exploitation Now/Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County
Phone: (617) 779-2145
Fax: (617) 779-2196

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: January 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2015

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2013