Youth Services Center

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Youth Services Center

In 2016, youthSpark began launching a groundbreaking new Youth Services Center model for serving exploited and at-risk youth, including both system-involved and non-system-involved youth. The Center is designed to address profound gaps that still exist in Atlanta’s capacity to connect abused and exploited youth with life-changing services. With thousands of at-risk youth passing through our public systems each year without access to exploitation screening and assessment services, the Youth Services Center is a critically-needed facet of Atlanta’s response to youth trafficking.

The Center is the first-of-its-kind in Atlanta, and will also be a catalyst for systems change in Georgia and throughout the U.S. through the use of data-driven research that helps us understand what is happening to at-risk and abused youth, and how we can create services that support them more effectively.

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