NINETEEN states can still arrest and prosecute victims for the crime committed against them. We must fight for the children who cannot fight for themselves.
These are children like a victimized 13-year-old girl, currently in our partner’s care. This innocent child didn’t even know what exploitation was or understand what had happened to her.
She’s been meeting with a survivor advocate on a regular basis. At first, the young girl tried so hard to be confident and strong — adult-like, showing no sign of “weakness.”
But after weeks of her advocate faithfully showing up and talking with her, the child finally had a breakthrough: In tears and with deep sorrow, she told her story, acknowledged her pain, and trusted an adult to help with her healing. You made it possible.
Your generous support of Shared Hope will help us actively pursue justice for victims of trafficking — a crucial priority of our Institute for Justice and Advocacy.
No child chooses a life of violence and victimization. No child should be judged a criminal because they were exploited and brutalized. Your support for Shared Hope helps fight the exploitation of children by the sex trafficking industry.