Michelle Guymon

Director Child Trafficking Unit, Los Angeles County Probation Department


Michelle Guymon is Director of the Child Trafficking Unit with Los Angeles County Probation Department, the nation’s only probation department with a unit specifically devoted to addressing the physical, mental and emotional needs of children arrested for prostitution. She is the project manager for Los Angeles County’s Law Enforcement First Responder Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children, which was launched in August 2014 to place a priority on treating children who are trafficked as victims rather than criminals.

Ms. Guymon is a frequent lecturer and trainer on issues of child abuse and child trafficking as well as on strategies for working with youth in the probation system.