The Chosen One’s, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to joining the fight against child exploitation otherwise known as sex trafficking. Our goal is to expose and eliminate the factors that puts young girls at-risk of being sexually exploited.
Our mission is to prevent child exploitation by educating, equipping and empowering mothers and daughters.
Since our inception in 2014 we have made great strides to preventing child exploitation in young girls by raising awareness in schools, churches, community events and more.
Age has been identified as a primary risk factor because pre-teen and adolescent girls are often more susceptible to the calculated tactics used by traffickers and pimps. Other main risk factors that have been identified include:
Each year, there are approximately 1.7 million runaway/throwaway episodes in the U.S., and about 90% of runaways become involved in the sex trade industry (Priebe & Suhr, 2005).
Victims who have experienced emotional and psychological difficulties are at a greater risk for being sexually exploited (Priebe & Suhr, 2005). These girls often experience isolation from peers and have problems in school (Priebe & Suhr, 2005).
Research has demonstrated that negative home life experiences are a significant predictor for prostitution (Priebe & Suhr, 2005). Conflict in the home can be caused by parental neglect, physical and/or sexual abuse, parental drug use, housing instability, and violence (Priebe & Suhr, 2005).
Children who have been sexually abused are 28 times more likely to be arrested for prostitution at some point in their lives (Smith, et al., 2009).