The Governor’s Office for Children and Families is proud to announce the completion of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Public Service Announcement, titled “I Wanted to Be.” The PSA was funded by the Junior League of Atlanta, and was a project of the GOCF CSEC Task Force; the group was charged with creating a product that would increase awareness and knowledge of CSEC in Georgia. Along with the Junior League of Atlanta, additional partners in the PSA included the Georgia Care Connection Office, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy. The Governor’s Office for Children and Families would like to express a sincere thank you to all partners involved as their knowledge and guidance was vital in ensuring the success of the PSA completion.
“I Wanted To Be” features three youth who are portrayed as victims of sexual exploitation. In each scene, each youth individually describes her aspirations of what she wanted to be prior to her exploitation and victimization. The aim of this PSA is to increase public awareness of CSEC, while also increasing the knowledge of the viewer to recognize that children that are sexually exploited are in fact victims of this exploitation.
The Junior League of Atlanta and the Governor’s Office for Children and Families will be holding a release party on April 16th to showcase the completed PSA and celebrate the work of all parties involved. The Governor’s Office for Children and Families would like to thank the Junior League of Atlanta for its continued support and collaborative partnership in this fight to eradicate the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Georgia. For more information regarding the GOCF CSEC Task Force or how to request trainings for your community please our website at www.children.ga.gov.