WWW.Crimeprevention101.com: Georgia Reaches Out to Girls Lost in ‘the Life’
By Diane Loupe
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
new program in Georgia helps prostituted girls and teens find a way out of “the life.” Eight juveniles have been in the program since July and state officials expect that number to grow.ATLANTA (WOMENSENEWS)–Working with prostituted girls can be very difficult.
Just ask Sharon Saffold-Scott, an author and motivational speaker who was sexually exploited as a girl. She wasn’t ever prostituted, but she knew girls who were.
“They might have bad attitudes, they may push you away,” said Saffold-Scott. “I didn’t want to be around me. I felt that my life was a series of tragic events that I didn’t choose. These girls don’t trust police and don’t know who to call for help.”
Kaffie McCullough, program director of a statewide campaign to stop the prostitution of children in Georgia, agrees. “They’re not your soft and cuddly victims.”