BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Court appointed special advocates of Cameron and Willacy counties (CASA) partner with state agency “Common Threads” for training on exploitation within foster youth.
The local CASA branch says they recently found a case of human trafficking in the region. The groups says children in the foster system may be the most vulnerable to abuse.
Jose Medrano, CASA of Cameron & Willacy Counties, “So they can arm the youth who are about to transition out about all of the dangers. Because this is a group that is very vulnerable to human trafficking.”
There are currently an estimated 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas alone. For more on CASA and their work to advocate for youth visit: https://casaofcameronandwillacy.org/