Virginia Releases Report on Human Trafficking Services Needs

When survivors of human trafficking are able to leave their trafficking situation, it is vital that they have access to services that will help them rebuild their lives. Legislation that supports victim assistance is an imperative step towards providing these services.

Holly Austin Smith, a survivor of child sex trafficking, described how these laws could [...]

Vacating Convictions: Two Clients’ Experiences

On a daily basis, survivors of human trafficking face a multitude of barriers which can hinder recovery from the traumatic experience. The Client Services office in New Jersey is finding that past convictions on clients’ criminal records is one of the largest barriers.  Some states, such as New York, have recognized this and passed legislation [...]

How can my daughter and I get involved?

Dear Libby,

You and your daughter can absolutely get involved in the movement to end human trafficking. It can be tough to talk about an issue as upsetting as human trafficking with a child. But we know that girls hold within them the power to change the world (as I was recently reminded of [...]

Severe Shelter Beds Shortage for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Antonio* loved his parents. When they got sick, and he needed to provide medical care for them which they could not afford, the Colombian man decided to try and find work in the United States. Two recruiters for a tomato farm in Florida promised him good living conditions, enough money [...]