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The Smallest Victims: Child Abuse & Trafficking

The CDC reports at least 1 in 7 children experience child abuse in the United States. In addition, trafficking of children is on the rise - National Human Trafficking Hotline statistics showed a 25 percent jump in human trafficking cases from 2017 to 2018, and the National Center for Missing and exploited Children reported 1 in 7 runaways were likely victims of child sex trafficking.


Dr. Thomas Novinger

Christopher Shelly
Task Force Officer, Stroud Area Regional Police

Ceil Bartolai
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mary Kay Pivovarnik
Executive Director, CASA of Luzerne County