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November 8, 2018

Angie Holbrook: Why I fundraise for Thorn

Thorn supporter Angie Holbrook spent five months this summer hiking the 2,650 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada as a fundraiser. Our team has been so energized by her dedication that we’ve asked her to share the story…
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Child Sex TraffickingSuccess In the Field
August 9, 2018

Using Spotlight to investigate human trafficking

The following post was written by Kyle Woods and Kyle Hartsock, detectives inside the Ghost Unit, with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. Through their work investigating human trafficking cases, they use Spotlight regularly to aid in investigations. We’ve asked them…
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Child Sex TraffickingSuccess In the Field
June 7, 2018

This is what human trafficking looks like.

The following post was written by Kyle Woods and Kyle Hartsock, detectives inside the Ghost Unit, with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office. Through their work investigating human trafficking cases, they use Spotlight regularly to aid in investigations. We’ve asked them…
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Child Sex TraffickingSuccess In the Field
April 24, 2018

Inside Human Trafficking Investigations

The following post was written by Matt Blumenthal, a sergeant with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Matt has been with the department for 23 years and is currently a supervisor at the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force. As…
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Child Sex TraffickingSurvivors
January 30, 2018

The Path to a Sustainable Recovery for Trafficking Survivors

The following post was written by Stephany Powell, Executive Director of Journey Out, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides the critical tools and support necessary for women to help victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking break free from…
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Child Sex TraffickingSurvivors
January 22, 2018

Saving Innocence: Crisis Response and Support for Children

Those working on the front lines of trafficking are working hard to provide survivors with much needed resources to aid in recovery. In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we are elevating their voices to draw attention to the incredible…
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PreventionSurvivors
January 17, 2018

My Life My Choice: Survivor-Led Prevention

The following post was written by Susan Alves, My Life My Choice Senior Survivor Mentor and Amy Corbett, LMHC, My Life My Choice Director of Prevention. Since 2002, My Life My Choice has worked to end child sexual exploitation through…
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Child Sex TraffickingSurvivors
January 2, 2018

Rebecca Bender: I was trafficked in plain sight

During Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we’re giving a voice to survivors and those working on the front lines of trafficking. While we’re proud of the results of our tools to identify victims faster, we know that the issue doesn’t end…
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Sextortion
October 31, 2017

How To Know If You’re A Target Of Sextortion – And What You Can Do About It

The following post is written by Stacy Jeleniewski, PhD, Senior Research Specialist at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the national clearinghouse and resource center for families, victims, private organizations, law…
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Sextortion
October 4, 2017

I am a victim of revenge pornography, and this is my story.

The following post is written by Chrissy Chambers. She became the first person to seek damages and the criminal prosecution in England of a former partner for posting revenge pornography on the internet. Chrissy continues to share her story, advocate…
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