The commercial exploitation of children (CSEC) refers to the act of sexually abusing a child for economic gain through force, fraud, or coercion.

Some warning signs:

Chronically runs away from home or placement, with no explanation of whereabouts

References frequent travel to other cities or states

Changes in behavior, attire, or material possessions

Reference to an older boyfriend/girlfriend

Are you a child or teen who needs support?

Are you a community organization or agency helping to end child sexploitation?

Drop-In center and groups at CVS

  • Antioch (301 West 10th Street) on Mondays & Tuesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.
  • San Pablo (2101 Van Ness Street) on Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. & Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m.

More Resources

Child Abuse Hotline

(877) 881-1116

Contra Costa Crisis Center
24-hour Crisis Line:

(800) 833-2900

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

(800) 843-5678

National Human Trafficking Hotline

(888) 373-7888