To understand the scope of the problem, CSEC Program Manager Kelly Mangiaracina and former Department of Children, Youth and Families liaison Noreen Roberts break it down: who is being trafficked, why they are being trafficked, who is buying sex from children and why. This powerful episode provides a baseline of knowledge for those who want to really understand what's going on in our community and who is working to stop it. 

The Commercially and Sexually Exploited task force spends a lot of time talking to survivors about what they need to get out of the life. Not just casual conversations, but specifics: what tools, what type of help, who do you trust and why, how can we expand on that. 

In this episode, Program Manager Kelly Mangiaracina and former Department of Children, Youth and Family services' Noreen Roberts talk to Chelsea, a woman in the life who found her way out.  

Chatbots and data streams - this isn't Amazon. It's how passionate people are disrupting the sex trafficking trade in Seattle. The task force takes a deep dive with Liz Rush, the technology director for Seattle Against Slavery. 

CSEC Manager Kelly Mangariacina and former Department of Children and Youth and Families' Noreen Roberts host. 

What does it mean to hold men accountable when they solicit underage youth. There's the obvious. They are arrested, charged, and maybe convicted. But that is not where this story ends. This might be one of the most unexpected stories you will hear about Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth ever.

Episode hosts: Kelly Mangiaracina with Juvenile Court's CSEC Task Force, Noreen Roberts, formerly of Department of Children Youth and Families, and Eli Zucker, Seattle Against Slavery's men's accountability project. 

The King County Commercially and Sexually Exploited Children task force works very closely with the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office to put the focus on the people buying sex not the ones selling it.

This eye-opening show explores legal tools from the internet to old fashioned detective work. This podcast is hosted by Kelly Mangiaracina, former Department of Children, Youth and Families' Noreen Roberts and Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ben Gauen.

Not every youth who commits a crime goes before the black robe. That's state law. Instead, these youth are offered an opportunity to get back on track. For immigrant communities, our judicial system is very different from the one they experienced back home. So King County Juvenile Court partners with many organizations to educate and it works. One program in particular - Community Accountability Boards - is making a difference for the entire family. 

To keep kids out of the juvenile justice system, or at least keep them from coming back after they've been held accountable for what they did, it really does take a village. This week KIRO Radio's Hanna Scott takes in in-depth look at the all the people who participate along the way. Whether that person is a cop on the street to a black robe in the courtroom or the many stops in-between.  Episode 1: the first touch with the CJ system. 

King County Superior Court is exploring a new project: out-of-custody appearances via video. Not for everyone...but it could work for some. Learn more about where we are on this innovative idea. 

Because we so rarely go to court, it's not surprising that people freely admit they don't know the difference between Superior, District and Municipal Courts. In 6 minutes, we can change that! Take a listen. 

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