Contra Costa: Underage human trafficking victims being housed in juvenile hall, grand jury says

(Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group archives)

(Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group archives)

Underage human trafficking victims are sometimes housed in juvenile detention centers because of Contra Costa County's lack of available victim housing, a county civil grand jury found.

The report also highlighted other gaps in the county's system for providing services to underage victims of sex trafficking, and it recommended more training for county staff; building a centralized county database on human trafficking that can be shared between victim-assistance agencies and law enforcement; and providing additional funds for a resource center dedicated to helping and housing minors who have been trafficked.

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