Saying Something

New Haven, Connecticut’s Daily Nutmeg interviews Love146 social worker Cynthia Melendez about her experiences working with you who have been affected by trafficking. “Kids may meet a trafficker on the street, Melendez says, but most of the time, they meet on social media. ‘This person will kind of prey on something regarding the youth, a vulnerability,’ she says. For example: ‘My parents just don’t get me.’ ‘Well, I get you, you know, and I’ll take care of you’ and then that starts the grooming process for these kids.’”

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