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Child Sex Trafficking

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 TraffickingNews
February 15, 2018

What a Year: 365 Days Defending Kids

If I’ve learned anything during my time at Thorn, it’s that every day has the potential to be extraordinary. This time last year, I had just kicked off my heels and collapsed onto my couch with a sigh of relief.…
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Child Sex TraffickingSurvivors
February 14, 2018

Support Trafficking Survivor Organizations Where You Live

You can have your biggest impact in the community where you live - that’s where you know the most about the environment, the opportunities, the dangers. So when you’re looking to support trafficking survivors, start where you live. (more…)
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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 11, 2018

Survivor Insight is Invaluable to the Fight Against Trafficking

I have always found it inspiring to meet survivors. Their experiences, their challenges, their strength and their will to overcome inspire me to be a better person and to fight for justice in this world. That’s why here at Thorn…
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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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Child Sex TraffickingNews
July 6, 2017

Human Trafficking Policy: The Latest From DC

Thorn kicked off our work in DC with a bang — with a testimony from our co-founder’s before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. We may be the new kids on the block, but we have some big goals to educate…
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Child Sex TraffickingChild Sexual Abuse Material
June 22, 2017

Fight Child Sexual Exploitation Today: Be an Advocate

Here at Thorn, one part of our work is equipping law enforcement with the technology they need to help identify children exploited through sex trafficking or child sexual abuse imagery faster. This work would not be possible without the policies…
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