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  • My Mirror (3/10/2016) - Guest Blogger: Christian Lenty There have been many times people have approached me about wanting to go to the red light district with the objective of talking to the men who go there in search of some form of entertainment. Their objective is to try to change these men’s behavior and/or mindset toward the women […]
  • Penalties Without Victim Protections and State Investment Fall Short (3/3/2016) - Identifying Effective Counter-Trafficking Programs and Practices in the U.S.: Legislative, Legal, and Public Opinion Strategies that Work is a recent study that examines arrests or prosecutions under state human trafficking laws and public perceptions of human trafficking. The key findings in this study point to the need for comprehensive legislation that goes beyond criminal penalties […]
  • Huffington Post: US States Are Getting Better At Combating Child Sex Trafficking (11/16/2015) - By: Eleanor Goldberg, The Huffington Post View the original article on Huffington Post.  A number of states are cracking down on these crimes by better protecting victims, instead of criminalizing them. It remains a crime largely hidden from public view, but U.S. states are at least starting to take a more forthcoming approach to combating […]
  • AP: Feds nab sex traffickers in SD: ‘catching awful lot of them’ (11/16/2015) - By: Sharon Cohen, Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It was an anonymous two-story house with an outdoor side staircase, nothing that looked ominous to Kevin Koliner when he passed by going to and from work. On one evening stroll, the federal prosecutor heard loud noises but figured it was just a party. Later, he’d […]
  • NPR: States Do Better Cracking Down On Child Sex Trafficking, Report Says (11/16/2015) - Transcript: Lina Wertheimer, WUNC Interview for NPR Now we bring you some good news coming from a nonprofit group that studies the problem of child sex trafficking. A new report being released today finds many U.S. states are doing a better job of halting this crime. NPR’s justice correspondent, Carrie Johnson, got an exclusive look […]

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  • TEXAS, MONTANA, MINNESOTA JOIN RANKS OF STRONGEST STATES IN NATION FOR CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING LAWS (11/11/2015) - Shared Hope International Releases State Report Cards to Reveal State of Trafficking Laws in U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C., Legislative advancements in 2015 scored Texas, Montana and Minnesota top spots in the nation for strongest laws to combat child sex trafficking, according to a new study by Shared Hope International. These states join Louisiana, Tennessee and Washington, […]
  • MICHIGAN NAMED MOST IMPROVED IN NEW STUDY ON CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING LAWS (11/11/2015) - Shared Hope International Releases State Report Cards to Reveal State of Trafficking Laws in U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C., Michigan was named the most improved state for its laws addressing child sex trafficking, according to a new study released by Shared Hope International. The Protected Innocence Challenge, a report on the state of child sex trafficking laws […]
  • NEW STUDY REVEALS MAJOR IMPROVEMENT IN OREGON LAWS TO FIGHT SEX TRAFFICKING (11/11/2015) - A New Study by Shared Hope International Shows Oregon’s Efforts May be Paying Off WASHINGTON, D.C., Portland is believed to have the highest rate of strip clubs per capita and has been dubbed “Pornland,” but a new study by Shared Hope International shows Oregon’s effort to crack down on trafficking may be paying off. According […]

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