2020 Youth Experiences Survey

2020 Youth Experiences Survey Report

Brian Thurber | October 26, 2020

The Youth Experiences Survey (YES) is a tool that has been developed and utilized to gain a deeper understanding of the life experiences of homeless young adults, ages 18 to 25. The YES has been administered through four partnering social service agencies for the last seven consecutive years in the state of Arizona.

2019 Youth Experiences Survey

Brian Thurber | October 25, 2020

The Youth Experiences Survey (YES) is a study of the experiences of homeless young adults in Arizona that has been conducted for the past six years, from 2014 to 2019. The YES focuses on how the life experiences of Arizona’s homeless young adults (ages 18-25) increases their risk of experiencing human trafficking.

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2018 Youth Experiences Survey – Arizona State University

Brian Thurber | October 24, 2020

2018 Youth Experiences Survey: Exploring the Sex Trafficking Experiences of Homeless Young Adults in Arizona, Year Five. The Youth Experiences Survey (YES) is a study of the experiences of homeless young adults in Arizona that has been conducted for the past five years, from 2014 to 2018. The YES study focuses on how the life […]

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Child Sex Trafficking – Las Vegas Study

Brian Thurber | May 28, 2020

Child sex trafficking has been found in every state in the United States and is a serious public and mental health concern. Victims of child sex trafficking report significant health, mental health, and social problems and their support and treatment needs are complex.

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Indian Country Outreach Guide

Brian Thurber | February 6, 2020

The United States Marshals Service National Sex Offender Targeting Center has created this “Indian Country Outreach Guide”.

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Sex Trafficking at the U.S. Borders: Victim Characteristics

Brian Thurber | December 5, 2019

Over the past few years, the United States has seen a powerful resurgence of concern regarding its border security. An intersecting issue within border security is that of human trafficking. Issues involving people moving through U.S. international borders and ports of entry are often seen and treated as immigration or human smuggling issues.


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The Youth Experiences Survey (YES) (4-year study) has been given to a complex and difficult population to assess. Homeless runaway young adults (ages 18 to 25) are difficult to find and can be difficult to engage and there is limited knowledge about their needs and experiences. Given to homeless young adults in both Phoenix and […]

State of Louisiana Child Sex Trafficking Project Report

Brian Thurber | February 11, 2019

The Louisiana Governor’s Office in collaboration with national, state and local partners held a series of nine Regional Community Response to Human Trafficking Symposiums from November 2017 through March 2018.


Brian Thurber | January 4, 2019

While it is important to understand the signs of a trafficked individual, understanding their perspective is just as important when working on a case. The information presented here is meant to give law enforcement officials insight into the experiences of a trafficking victim, including how they got involved in the first place, to better equip […]