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Policy Responses to Child Sex Trafficking with Shared Hope International

In the second episode of the second season of the Trafficking Matters Podcast, Douglass Fellows Natalie Assaad and Christy Salzman interview Sarah Bendtsen Diedhiou, the Director of State Legislative Advocacy and Christine Raino, Senior Director of Public Policy, at Shared Hope International. They talk about Shared Hope’s mission to improve state approaches to minor criminalization and emerging trends in states’ policy positions.

If you or someone you know is currently in danger of human trafficking, you can view the national human trafficking hotline website here. You can reach the hotline by calling 1-888-373-7888 or texting 233733.

Here, you can learn more about the Human Trafficking Institute, the Federal Human Trafficking Report, and the Douglass Fellowship.

You can read Sarah Bendtsen Diedhiou and Christine Raino’s bios here.

You can learn more about Shared Hope’s Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking here.

You can view an interactive map of the states’ grades here.

You can view an interactive map of the states’ safe harbor laws here.

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Music: Blurry Vision by Corbyn Kites

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