Community
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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Community
November 6, 2018

Building a new definition of fundraising

People cringe when I tell them I’m a fundraiser. “I could never ask for money!” is a common response. In general, people treat fundraising like going to the dentist — they know it’s important, but they avoid it all costs.…
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Sextortion
October 25, 2018

Sextortion Survey Insights: The Latest from Survivors

In October 2017, Thorn launched a second wave of our sextortion survey to more closely examine the experiences of minors. A previous Thorn survey, found sextortion experiences to be diverse, but stem primarily from an aggrieved romantic partner or online…
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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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Technology For Good
March 7, 2018

What does it mean to protect innocence?

When I was in elementary school, we had our pictures taken. Not for picture day, but for ID cards for our parents in case we got lost. They took our fingerprints, wrote down our height, weight, eye and hair color.…
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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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