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  • MY NEW ROLE WITH SHARED HOPE (10/12/2016) - 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 […]
  • The Role of Child Advocacy Centers in Sex Trafficking Cases (8/10/2016) - By Iona Rudisill, Baltimore Child Abuse Center I became a nurse because when I was ten years old I went to a doctor who missed the signs, and that was my last chance at telling someone about what was going on in my life. My last thought was, ‘Maybe somebody could rescue me. Maybe I […]
  • 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 […]

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  • Human Trafficking Awareness Week in Mesa, AZ (6/28/2016) - The Mesa City Council announced a Proclamation establishing June 26-July 2 as Human Trafficking Awareness Week in Mesa, Arizona. Mesa law enforcement and officials have taken up the fight against human trafficking, working with Shared Hope and the Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network to tackle and prevent exploitation in the City. In 2015 the Mesa Police Department […]
  • 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 […]

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