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Service Model Slowly Adapting for Community CSE Victims; Limited Progress in Less Restrictive Placements for Dependent CSE Victims, Report No. 18-05, June 2018
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  • In 2017, 381 verified commercially sexually exploited (CSE) children were identified in Florida. While this is an increase over the 356 identified in 2016, it is a smaller increase than seen in prior years.
  • The CSE service model is slowly adapting to community CSE child victims who differ from children in the dependency system in several important ways. The 2017 Legislature took steps to ensure that DCF monitors whether these children are receiving services.
  • DCF has implemented new requirements to identify and coordinate services for CSE children and streamline processes statewide. Challenges remain in engaging community children and their families.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Children and Families
Child Welfare

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 17-09 DCF and Its Lead Agencies Have Not Resolved Issues Related to Serving Commercially Sexually Exploited Children,published in June 2017.
  • Report No. 16-04 Placement Challenges Persist for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation; Questions Regarding Effective Interventions and Outcomes Remain,published in July 2016.
  • Report No. 15-06 State and Local Agencies Are in Initial Stages of Addressing Needs of Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation,published in June 2015.

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