Placer County CSEC Resources and Assistance Programs

TOPICS

Introduction | CRISIS LINES – GET HELP | Drop-In Centers | Legal | Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services | Counseling & Advocacy | Housing | Foster Youth Resources | Mental Health Resources for Youth & Families | Education & Additional Resources

INTRODUCTION

Call 9-1-1 if you are in danger. If you are wanting information, continue reading. Call 2-1-1 or 833-342-5211 for more resources and information about any of the topics on this page.

CSEC stands for Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. Information on this web page can assist survivors and their families and advocates.

This CSEC flyer from KidsFirst has info about types of CSEC, how to identify it, risk factors, how to report it, and more.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) refers to a range of crimes and activities involving the sexual abuse or exploitation of a child for the financial benefit of any person or in exchange for anything of value (including monetary and non-monetary benefits) given or received by any person. Examples of crimes and acts that constitute CSEC:

  • child sex trafficking/the prostitution of children
  • child sex tourism involving commercial sexual activity
  • commercial production of child pornography
  • online transmission of live video of a child engaged in sexual activity in exchange for anything of value

CSEC also includes situations where a child, whether or not at the direction of any other person, engages in sexual activity in exchange for anything of value, which includes non-monetary things such as food, shelter, drugs, or protection from any person.

Depending on the specific circumstances, CSEC may also occur in the context of internet-based marriage brokering, early marriage, and children performing in sexual venues.

Note: CSEC is not legally defined by federal statute or case law. However, several federal criminal provisions can be applied to conduct that falls within this definition of CSEC, including 18 U.S.C. §§ 1591, 2251, and 2423(c).

Governmental and nongovernmental organizations define human trafficking as the exploitation of another person through the use of fraud, coercion, or force. The U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) states that “any commercial sex act if the person is under 18 years of age, regardless of whether any form of coercion is involved, is defined as human trafficking” (U.S. Department of State 2011, 8). Therefore, if the victim is considered a minor, then force, fraud, or coercion do not need to be established; the sex act is automatically sex trafficking.

When a person younger than 18 is used to perform a commercial sex act, it is a crime regardless of whether there is any force, fraud, or coercion involved.

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CRISIS LINES – GET HELP

PLACER COUNTY

  • Adult Crisis Services – Auburn and Adult Crisis Services – Roseville
    • 24-hour crisis line – 916-787-8860 or toll free 888-886-5401
    • For any Placer County resident age 16+ experiencing a mental health crisis. Adult System of Care – County of Placer.
  • Children’s Crisis Services – Children’s System of Care – County of Placer
    • 24-hour crisis line – 916-872-6549 or toll free 866-293-1940
  • Crisis Intervention & Family Support – Sierra Community House – Based in Tahoe/Truckee
    • 24-hour crisis line – 800-736-1060
  • Stand Up Placer – Based in Western Placer County
    • 24-hour crisis line – 800-575-5352. If this number is ever not working, call 211 or 833-342-5211 to request alternate number.
    • Stand Up Placer provides services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and their families.

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REGIONAL– may be able to provide info, and possibly some services, to residents of Placer County

  • Community Beyond Violence – Based in Western Nevada County
    • 24-hour crisis line530-272-3467
    • Text – 530-290-6555 – M-F 9am-5pm (excluding holidays)
    • Chat – rc.chat/cbv – M-F 9am-5pm (excluding holidays)
  • Domestic Violence Resource Center – Based in Reno, NV
    • 24-hour crisis line – 775-329-4150
    • Text M-F 9am-5pm – Text DVHELP or DVSAFE to 839863
  • Live Violence Free – Based in El Dorado and Alpine counties
    • 24-hour crisis line – 530-544-4444
  • My Sister’s House – Based in Sacramento
    • 24-hour support line – 916-428-3271
    • Serves Asian and Pacific Islander and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by providing a culturally appropriate and responsive safe haven, job training, and community services.
  • WEAVE – Based in Sacramento
    • 24-hour support & information line – 916-920-2952
    • WEAVE (Women Escaping A Violent Environment) promotes safe and healthy relationships and provides a variety of multi-lingual services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking.

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STATE & NATIONAL

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DROP-IN CENTERS

REGIONAL

  • Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH) – Based in Sacramento
    • Drop-in Center in Sacramento916-856-2900 – A safe Center for Women with weekday afternoon drop-in space that offers a simple meal, individual attention, and access to a variety of resources 
    • Will serve people from Placer County
  • More resources to come

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  • Children’s Law Center of California – https://www.clccal.org/
  • Justice At Last – https://www.justiceatlast.org/
  • Stand Up Placer – SUP offers help with obtaining temporary restraining orders, child custody, and divorce. Advocates are available to accompany victims of domestic violence during court and mediation proceedings. Advocates cannot give legal advice but, they do offer a legal clinic every Tuesday from 8:45am-12:10pm (by appointment only) where survivors can meet with an attorney remotely. Please call the service office at 916-773-7273 for more information or to make an appointment.
  • More resources to come

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SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER (SUD) SERVICES

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COUNSELING & ADVOCACY

  • KidsFirst – A CSEC flyer from KidsFirst has info about types of CSEC, how to identify it, risk factors, how to report it, and more. The goal of the KidsFirst CSEC program is to connect with youth and support them with linkages, safety planning, navigating supportive systems, crisis intervention, assessments, short-term mental health services and harm-reduction education.
  • Placer County partners of the CSEC Program administered by the State Department of Social Services include: Placer County Child Welfare, Placer County Juvenile Probation [IS THIS THE BEST LINK FOR PROBATION?], Placer County Office of Education, KidsFirst, Child Advocates of Placer County, CalVoices, Youth Empowerment Support program [IS THIS THE WHOLE PERSON LEARNING PROGRAM? THEIR WEB PAGE LINK FROM PC PAGE AND 211 RESOURCE IS NO GOOD – CHECK THIS: https://www.placer.ca.gov/2057/Child-Welfare-Services-Foster-Care-Servi], and other county, community, and law enforcement partners.
  • More resources to come

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HOUSING

  • Information about housing resources is on the 211 Connecting Point website. Or call 2-1-1 or 833-342-5211
  • More resources to come

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FOSTER YOUTH SERVICES

  • More resources to come

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR YOUTH & FAMILIES

  • More resources to come

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EDUCATION & ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    • 24-hour hotline 800-843-5678 (800-THE-LOST)
    • NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to find missing children, to assist with preventing child abductions, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.
  • National Runaway Safeline, Runaway and Homeless Youth
    • 24-hour crisis line – 800-786-2929 (800-RUN-AWAY)
    • Chat
    • The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) works to keep runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. It responds to youth and families in crisis, serving as a national communications system for runaway and homeless youth.
    • Home Free – In partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc., the Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian through a free bus ticket home or to a safe alternative living arrangement.
  • Safely Surrendered Baby – The Safely Surrendered Baby Law (also known as the Safe Haven Law) allows a parent or person with lawful custody to surrender a baby confidentially to a designated Safe Surrender Site, without fear of arrest or prosecution for child abandonment.
  • More resources to come

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