Child Sex Trafficking

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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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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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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Child Sex TraffickingSurvivors
February 23, 2017

Fighting Human Trafficking Starts Where You Live

The past week and a half have been beyond inspiring for myself and the staff here at Thorn.  The outpouring of support and interest in our work in response to Ashton’s testimony has been overwhelming, humbling and provided a much…
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Child Sex TraffickingDeterrenceTechnology For Good
March 21, 2016

Deterring Sex Trafficking Demand with the Help of Technology

Recently, our CEO Julie Cordua and I attended a Demand Abolition and Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Network convening, which brought together over 150 police officers, prosecutors, survivor leaders and advocates all dedicated to reducing the demand for commercial…
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March 3, 2016

Trafficking and Technology: A Cross-Sector Approach

In the fall of 2014, our team went to Phoenix to present to the Arizona Human Trafficking Council. We shared a new tool we had just developed called Spotlight, that leverages machine learning algorithms and insight from officers in the…
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