“Years from now, I pray we will be able to look back on this day and say, ‘That’s when the tide truly turned; that’s when the eradication of sex trafficking dramatically accelerated.’” – Linda Smith, Founder and President
This January 23rd, we will take the biggest step in our 21-year history by opening the doors of the Shared Hope Institute for Justice & Advocacy in Washington, DC, only a few blocks from the White House. Here will be a launch-pad for more aggressive, more effective pursuit of justice for victims of trafficking than ever, taking on the challenges that face the most vulnerable. The Institute will allow Shared Hope to dig deeper into the issues that foster child sex trafficking and seek solutions to end this injustice.
In coordination with the opening of the Institute for Justice & Advocacy, we will be releasing a report on Victim-Offender Intersectionality —field guidance on providing trauma informed, victim-centered approaches to responding to survivors who are alleged to have engaged in sex trafficking conduct. This report has been researched and prepared over a three year period in collaboration with the JuST Response Council and the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation at Villanova Law. Learn more about the importance of this report. Please join us for our Facebook live briefing on the Victim-Offender Intersectionality on Thursday, January 23rd
More details on the Shared Hope Institute and report will be released January 23rd, 2020.