TC-CAT WAS SELECTED AS PILOT SITE FOR NEW STATE PROTOCOL SCREENING TOOL

Members of the Tri-Cities Coalition Against Trafficking met with Dr. Sarah Veele, Senior Research Associate

Washington State Center for Court Research, in late November to provide input on proposed State Wide screening tool potential CSEC youth. The group trained on the proposed tool and took it back to their respective work places/organizations and then put the screening tool to the test. Their subsequent input back to Dr. Veele has shaped the tool and changed how it will be used state-wide. The revised tool will again be reviewed by members of TC-CAT this spring. Additionally based on input and suggestions from coalition members the entire pilot test of the screening tool has been revised to be more practical within existing organizations that screen at risk youth. Our thanks to the coalition members that participated and provided their input and thoughts to shape this important tool for the state. [Story added February 2014]