Just Response State Mapping Report & Experts Council; The Interrelationship of Statutes, Systems and Services


The JuST Response Report: Analyzing state statutory protective responses Shared Hope International’s JuST Response is a survivor informed, protection-oriented research project that combines research on services for domestic minor sex trafficking victims with an analysis of state statutory protective responses. It serves to deepen knowledge of the interrelationship of statutes, systems, and services in developing […]

Inaugural Meeting of Experts Council and JuST Response State System Mapping Report Preview

image-04-03-15-12-18-2Thank you! On March 4, 2015 Shared Hope International convened the inaugural Experts Council meeting and previewed the 2015 JuST Response State System Mapping Report. The event was a success and we extend our thanks to those who attended in-person or via webcast. You can visit the JuST Response event page to view the full video of the event. [...]

Virginia General Assembly Votes Unanimously to Pass Landmark Legislation that would Establish Virginia’s First Standalone Sex Trafficking Law


Arlington, VA—Today the Virginia General Assembly unanimously passed legislation which would establish Virginia’s first standalone sex trafficking law.  Currently, Virginia is the only state in the nation without a human trafficking law. Without a sex trafficking law in place, Virginia law enforcement and prosecutors have had to rely on substitute laws and makeshift strategies to […]

Discussions on Foster Children Aging Out of System & Holes in Current Support Networks

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Discussion on Support On January 30, 2015, the American Youth and Policy Forum (AYPF) held a panel discussing the issue of foster care children emerging from the system at 18 and how organizations and departments in the United States can go about helping to prepare and support them during the transition. The panel included Michael […]

Shared Hope Tackles Human Trafficking at Super Bowl & Scores a Big Win for Justice

Students at Grand Canyon University with Shared Hope's doll box installation on campus.An Unforgettable Announcement Students at Grand Canyon University view the doll box installation on campus. Last week Shared Hope International was in Phoenix to raise awareness about child sex trafficking through the “Children Aren’t Playthings” doll box campaign. We used the national spotlight on Phoenix and the Super Bowl to bring an unforgettable announcement that [...]

Congressional Action on Human Trafficking in the USA Urged by Women Senators

House Judiciary Committee LogoAn Urgent Appeal Today, every woman Senator in Congress (20 in total) urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing as soon as possible on the virulent issue of sex trafficking in the United States. “…there is widespread recognition that the federal government needs to do more to combat sex trafficking.” The 20 Senators [...]

Lifesize Dollbox Exposes Superbowl Fans to Sex Trafficking


Shared Hope International brings sex trafficking awareness campaign to Phoenix to highlight issue during Super Bowl WASHINGTON, D.C., Shared Hope International will erect a seven-foot tall pink doll box with the message “Children Aren’t Playthings” at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Glendale Community College, and downtown Phoenix to raise awareness of child sex trafficking, specifically […]

Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Take Action This January

Human Trafficking Awareness MonthMillions Being Trafficked As you read this, millions of women, men and children around the world are subject to the harsh reality of being trafficked. Awareness of human trafficking has gathered momentum in recent years and is now one of the key issues being addressed by governmental bodies both internationally and in the United States. In [...]

House Judiciary to Address Key Human Trafficking Bills

House Judiciary Committee LogoThe House Judiciary Committee has a markup scheduled for this Wednesday at 10:30am at 2141 Rayburn House Office Building on key human trafficking bills supported by Shared Hope. All of these bills passed the House in the 113th Congress and support is needed to ensure passage again. We will be tweeting and posting updates as [...]

Mission14 Human Trafficking Awareness Month Launch

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Weinberg Harris & Associates kbowers@weinbergharris.com (o) 410.243.1333 x 231 (c) 443.956.9422 BREAKING RECORDS AND RAISING AWARENESS, MISSION 14 FIGHTS HUMAN TRAFFICKING BY CLIMBING SIX OF THE WORLD’S HIGHEST MOUNTAINS –Non-Profit Group Takes Up the Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery by Attempting a Massive Challenge– BALTIMORE, MD (January 20, 2015) – There are more […]

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