Empower youth survivors of human trafficking and sex crimes
The EMPOWER program provides CASA volunteers to court-involved youth in DC who are suspected or confirmed survivors of human trafficking, sexual abuse, and other forms of sexual violence.
EMPOWER aims to create a strong alliance across all agencies that serves, protects, and seeks to understand and provide youth with specialized advocacy and empowerment. EMPOWER's CASA volunteers and staff also aim to empower the entire team so that the momentum in seeking justice is not compromised. The vision for the EMPOWER program is that all court-involved youth who are suspected or confirmed survivors of human trafficking and sex crimes be connected with a trauma-informed CASA volunteer as part of their multi-disciplinary team so that they may thrive in the community and never be victimized again.