Next Chapter- Anti-Human Trafficking Program
Youturn –Youth Support Services provides targeted services to young people between the ages of 12-25 who are involved in human trafficking activities.
The Next Chapter program supports young people who are vulnerable to or survivors of human trafficking. This program provides community based specialized supports and services aimed at limited youth involvement in Human Trafficking activities and supporting access to immediate and long term supports for survivors.
Trafficking is the control and use of threats or violence to exploit another for financial gain.
What is Human Trafficking?
“Human Trafficking” is a criminal offence and involves recruiting, transporting, transferring, receiving, holding, concealing or harboring a person or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of a person, for purpose of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation.
Human trafficking is a complex and often hidden crime and human rights violation that results in serious and long-term trauma for survivors. Human traffickers prey on the most vulnerable in our society and use different tactics to control, abuse, exploit and profit from victims.1
The Next Chapter – our program
Focusing on the unique needs of each participant, the Next Chapter provides intensive community based supports linking youth with health and mental health care, addictions treatment, education programs, residential supports, financial assistance and employment.
Youth counsellors create an individualized service plan focused on the circumstances of each participant in service – providing direct interventions combined with system navigation to link participants with longer term formal and informal supports targeted to reduce their risk for involvement in Human Trafficking activities.