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  • 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 [...]
  • All Media & News Coverage 2014 (1/1/2014) - April 8: KATU - Social Media Messages Common Tactic in Recruiting Teen Prostitutes Mar. 31: Daily Comet - Anti-human Trafficking Measure Moves Forward Mar. 28: Citizen Link - Trafficking Survivor Shares her Story to Help Others Mar. 21: Examiner - Wendi Russo Hosts A-List Treasures Auction To Benefit Shared Hope International  Mar. 20: OPB - Statesman Journal: Human Trafficking A [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • News & Media Coverage – 2013 Protected Innocence Challenge (11/12/2013) - News Coverage featuring 2013 Protected Innocence Challenge. See how your state scored. Nov. 27: OPB - The Clackamas Review: Study Says Oregon Stepping Up Sex-Trafficking Fight Nov. 15: Fox 45 News Baltimore - Maryland Gets C Grade for Human Trafficking Laws Nov. 13: Fox 8 New Orleans - La. Improves its Ranking in Fighting Child Trafficking Nov. 12: The [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • All Media & News Coverage 2013 (6/7/2013) - Dec. 9: Time - As Survivor Speaks Out, Lawmakers Target Human Trafficking Dec. 1: The Republic - Georgia Woman Develops Program Intended to Help Victims of Human Trafficking Nov. 27: OPB - The Clackamas Review: Study Says Oregon Stepping Up Sex-Trafficking Fight Nov. 15: Fox 45 News Baltimore - Maryland Gets C Grade for Human Trafficking Laws Nov. 13: Fox [...]
  • 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
  • KGW – Wash. woman tells her story in sex trafficking documentary (5/3/2013) - “We believe these tragic stories will save lives all over the United States,” said SHI president Linda Smith. FULL STORY:  KGW – Wash. woman tells her story in sex trafficking documentary  
  • Oregon Faith Report – Human trafficking bill heads to Senate (4/22/2013) - Oregon recently received a “D” in a report card from Shared Hope International, an organization dedicated to fighting sex trafficking. The report outlines several flaws in Oregon’s sex trafficking law. FULL STORY: Human trafficking bill heads to Senate

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  • 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 [...]
  • All Media & News Coverage 2014 (1/1/2014) - April 8: KATU - Social Media Messages Common Tactic in Recruiting Teen Prostitutes Mar. 31: Daily Comet - Anti-human Trafficking Measure Moves Forward Mar. 28: Citizen Link - Trafficking Survivor Shares her Story to Help Others Mar. 21: Examiner - Wendi Russo Hosts A-List Treasures Auction To Benefit Shared Hope International  Mar. 20: OPB - Statesman Journal: Human Trafficking A [...]
  • News & Media Coverage – 2013 Protected Innocence Challenge (11/12/2013) - News Coverage featuring 2013 Protected Innocence Challenge. See how your state scored. Nov. 27: OPB - The Clackamas Review: Study Says Oregon Stepping Up Sex-Trafficking Fight Nov. 15: Fox 45 News Baltimore - Maryland Gets C Grade for Human Trafficking Laws Nov. 13: Fox 8 New Orleans - La. Improves its Ranking in Fighting Child Trafficking Nov. 12: The [...]
  • All Media & News Coverage 2013 (6/7/2013) - Dec. 9: Time - As Survivor Speaks Out, Lawmakers Target Human Trafficking Dec. 1: The Republic - Georgia Woman Develops Program Intended to Help Victims of Human Trafficking Nov. 27: OPB - The Clackamas Review: Study Says Oregon Stepping Up Sex-Trafficking Fight Nov. 15: Fox 45 News Baltimore - Maryland Gets C Grade for Human Trafficking Laws Nov. 13: Fox [...]
  • Media & News Coverage 2012 (12/7/2012) - Dec. 19: CBN - Anti-Trafficking Advocates: ‘Our Work Has Just Begun’ Sep. 6: CNN - As Sex Trade Increases Around Conventions, Faith-Based Groups Step Up Efforts Aug. 30: Tampa Bay Times – Amid RNC, Law Enforcement Targets Sex Traffickers In Tampa Aug. 9: Christian Broadcasting Network - Group: Any Child Can Fall Victim to Sex Trade July 24: King5 [...]
  • Media & News Coverage 2011 (1/1/2012) - Dec. 19: Huffington Post - Super Bowl Sex Trafficking: Indiana Leaders Races To Pass Legislation Dec. 11: Bangor Daily News – Maine gets an F for child sex trafficking laws Dec. 10: Deseret News – Stolen innocence: the battle against modern-day slavery in the U.S. Dec. 9: San Antonio News-Express editorial – Boost fight to end [...]
  • Media & News Coverage 2010 (1/13/2010) - Dec. 22: KSAZ coverage of Shared Hope’s Arizona Rapid Assessment (online/video) Dec. 9: Child sex trafficking a problem in Arizona – KNXV (online/video) Dec. 9: Sen. Ron Wyden’s speech on the floor of the Senate, regarding S.2925 C-Span coverage of Sept. 15, 2010 U.S. Congressional Hearing regarding Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Oct. 7: Seattle Q13′s Parella Lewis [...]

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