Dear WestCoast Community:
The Legislature recently voted to invest $20.3 million in State funding to protect and serve commercially sexually exploited children through California’s child welfare system. Now we need your help to make sure Governor Brown approves these funds in the 2014-15 State Budget. The final budget will be determined in the coming days.
Building the child welfare system’s capacity to help sexually exploited children is the first step toward developing a comprehensive response. As WestCoast has previously shared, youth who are bought and sold for sex are frequently arrestedand treated as criminals rather than victims in need of child protective services.
Join a growing coalition of advocates calling for targeted resources to help prevent sexual exploitation and get victims the help they need. Click here for more information about the proposal.
Contact Governor Brown Today
Please tell Governor Brown that California’s child victims of sexual exploitation need our help:
- Send an email to the Governor. Personalize this sample message and paste it into the contact form on the Governor’s website.
- If you use Twitter, tweet this message to the Governor: