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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NewsTechnology For Good
March 8, 2018

Women Who Inspire Us to Be a Force For Good

We all find a way to get through the tough days, the rough patches, the I’m-not-doing-great-today days. And when we’re taking care of ourselves as we try to build the world we want to live in, we need something to…
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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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NewsSurvivors
January 24, 2018

160+ Reasons to Keep Fighting

Working in this space, I spend a lot of my time speaking about the myths that surround offender typologies. Educating others that the sexual abuse of children knows no bounds. It isn’t something that is just happening in the shadows…
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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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