Engaging Voices Resource Document

CFPIC’s Youth Engagement Project (YEP) and the Preventing and Addressing Child Trafficking (PACT) project involve youth and young adults with experience in the child welfare or juvenile justice system, including those who have been harmed or exploited. These programs allow participants to share their experiences to guide and influence positive changes in the system.

Participants have shared their insights with leaders, legislators, and influencers to improve practices and policies for vulnerable children and youth. YEP and PACT have made significant impacts on both county and state systems and have deeply affected those of us who work with these leaders.

This document highlights the lessons we’ve learned from the courageous Youth Ambassadors and PACT Consultants. We honor their resilience, hope, and expertise and extend our gratitude to all survivors we’ve worked with. Finally, a special shout out to those who co-labored with us to compile this document to share our lessons learned with anyone else who is supporting, facilitating, or partnering with lived experts as they use their experiences to lead change.

The Engaging Voices Resource Brochure