Press Center

Featured Media Coverage

  • USA Today – Study: Soliciting Sex from Minor Nets Little Prison Time (8/25/2014) - By: Megan Cassidy, The Arizona Republic PHOENIX — The crime of soliciting sex from a minor in Arizona carries a sentence of up to 24 years behind bars, but a Phoenix suspect convicted of the crime should more realistically expect a term of three months, according to a new study released by anti-sex-trafficking group Shared Hope International [...]
  • LifeSiteNews – Bill would Punish Countries that Legalize Prostitution for Driving Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery (5/27/2014) - According to Vardaman, who is the senior director for anti-trafficking organization Shared Hope International, H.R. 4703 “is a clear and specific mandate to the State Department” to target the demand for human trafficking. She told LifeSiteNews that Hultgren’s legislation would add teeth to the TIP report, which she said has been used effectively “with regard [...]
  • Seattle Times – U.S. House Should Pass Anti Sex Trafficking Bills, Crack Down on (5/20/2014) - FULL STORY – Seattle Times – U.S. House Should Pass Anti Sex Trafficking Bills, Crack Down on The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote as early as Tuesday on several anti-sex trafficking bills. With broad support from members of both parties, these sweeping measures ought to have no problems getting passed off the floor [...]
  • HuffPost – Federal Court: If You Buy a Girl, You’re a Sex Trafficker (3/11/2014) - I’ve been a little surprised not to see more sting operations like the one in Sturgis, frankly. But Samantha Healy Vardaman and Christine Raino of the anti-trafficking advocacy group Shared Hope International, noted that some legislators worry that a differing ruling in another circuit court could confuse matters, leaving johns considered traffickers in one state, but [...]
  • Time – As Survivor Speaks Out, Lawmakers Target Human Trafficking (12/9/2013) - McKenzie, who now advocates for victims of trafficking, credits her restoration to Shared Hope International, which provides support for victims of trafficking. At a panel on trafficking last Friday at George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute, McKenzie said that because of the organization she has hope for other victims. “My pimp used to tell me that the police [...]
  • Q13 Fox – ‘Chosen’: Documentary Featuring Local Woman Aims to Educate Girls About Sex Trafficking (9/20/2013) - Now, Brianna is part of a documentary called ‘Chosen‘, premiering in Seattle next week. The goal is to educate young women of the red flags to look for when these men are on the hunt for their next victim. “We’re teaching young girls and young women to see the monster and the deception behind those charming [...]
  • US News – Study: At Least 100,000 Children Being Used in U.S. Sex Trade (7/8/2013) - Sexual trafficking is largely seen as something that happens abroad, but the underground sex trade is very much alive in the United States – especially for minors, according to a new report from the National Colloquium on Shelter and Services for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victims. Human trafficking is a $9.8 billion domestic industry, with [...]
  • Radio – Focus on the Family – Exposing the Dark World of Human Trafficking (5/23/2013) - Audio Interview – Focus on the Family “Exposing the Dark World of Human Trafficking” Part 1 – May 22, 2013 Part 2 – May 23, 2013

See all featured media coverage.

News Archive

  • All Media & News Coverage 2014 (1/1/2014) - Sep. 4: - Life After Trafficking Aug. 28: OPB Radio - How Should Men Who Buy Sex With Minors Be Punished? Aug. 27: The Columbian - Shared Hope Study: Courts Treat Buyers of Child Sex too Lightly Aug. 26: Christian Post - Where’s the Justice for Child Sex Trafficking Victims? Only 1 in 4 Buyers Get Jail Time [...]

See all news items past and present.


The photos below are provided for media use. The photos may not be altered or modified for any purpose.


Contact for media clips.

Newsletter Signup

Sign up to receive the latest news and stories from Shared Hope
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.