Children of the Night
Note: The Children of the Night program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.
About This Program
Target Population: Children who have been sexually exploited as prostitutes
Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization established in 1979 and dedicated to rescuing America's children from the ravages of prostitution.
The Children of the Night home is open to child prostitutes throughout the United States, and the Children of the Night hotline is ready and able to rescue these children 24 hours a day. The program provides taxi/airline transportation nationwide for America's child prostitutes who wish to escape prostitution and live in its home.
The Children of the Night hotline staff works closely with law enforcement to rescue children from their pimps.
The Children of the Night home features an on-site school and college placement program. After youngsters complete the rigorous and comprehensive program of academic and life-skills education, caseworkers are available to provide ongoing case management to hundreds of graduates.
Education and Training
Education and Training Resources
Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program, and there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.
Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research
Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Children of the Night.
Cheen, G. (2011, April 21). Sex trafficking victims [Photo Gallery]. The Washington Times. Retrieved from http://www.washingtontimes.com/multimedia/collection/sex-trafficking-victims/?page=1
Hoag, C. (2009, April 18). New laws treat teen prostitutes as abuse victims. Associated Press. Retrieved from http://www.childrenofthenight.org/pdf/COTN%20AP%20Article-Final.pdf
Markman, J. (2009, December 8). Rescued child prostitutes not receiving help. The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/2009/dec/08/nation/la-na-child-prostitution8-2009dec08
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: January 2015
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2016
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2013