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I was recently asked to serve as a Special Advisor to the President of Shared Hope International, Congresswoman Linda Smith, a request I easily accepted.   I met Linda when she came to Congress in 1995.  At the time, I was the President and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and […]

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Condemning Pimping of Children on Backpage.com, finally.

On Thursday, news broke that Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer was arrested in Texas (on a California warrant) on felony charges of pimping a minor.  It’s about time. It is rare to read a press release now that doesn’t mention Backpage.com as a factor in a child sex trafficking arrest. In fact, Shared Hope has tracked […]


Creating a county-wide CSEC MDT: Flying the plane as we are building it…

**This is the eigth guest blog in a series of posts by the 2016 JuST Conference speakers. Check back each week for a new post highlighting critical topics in prevention, recovery and service provision with juvenile sex trafficking victims. Join us at our nationally-renowned training conference November 9 – 11, 2016. Visit this link to […]

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