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Thorn at Ten: A Decade of Progress
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Thorn at Ten: A Decade of Progress

How it started More than a decade ago, our co-founder, Ashton Kutcher, saw a TV special about the atrocities of child sex trafficking. Unable to look away, Ashton knew at that moment that he had no choice but to do everything in his power to help defend children experiencing these horrific abuses. After extensive research…

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $485K To Combat Human Trafficking – Chelsea Record
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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $485K To Combat Human Trafficking – Chelsea Record

The Baker-Polito Administration last week awarded grant funding to five Massachusetts prosecutor’s offices including Suffolk County to increase their capacity to investigate and prosecute human trafficking while improving services for victims of exploitation. The Suffolk DA office will receive $97,000. The 2023 Human Trafficking Enforcement and Training Grant Program was announced in September of this year. …

Human Trafficking: A Look Inside 'The Life' – WBAY
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Human Trafficking: A Look Inside 'The Life' – WBAY

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WBAY) – Human trafficking is a real issue happening across the country, including Wisconsin. However, most people don’t notice it even when it’s happening right in front of them. In all 72 counties of Wisconsin is another world unseen by most with the worst to offer. It’s known as “The Life.” “The Life,…

Prince George's Co. hospital receives $800K to help trafficking victims – WTOP News
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Prince George's Co. hospital receives $800K to help trafficking victims – WTOP News

Maryland’s second busiest trauma center is receiving federal funding to help identify and aid victims of sex and labor trafficking. The University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center hospital (UM Capital) in Prince George’s County, Maryland, will get nearly $800,000 from the Department of Justice to go toward screening, identifying and supporting victims in medical…

Youth advocates say sex trafficking 'does exist here' | News | fltimes.com
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Youth advocates say sex trafficking 'does exist here' | News | fltimes.com

HOPEWELL — The terms sex trafficking and human trafficking evoke images of girls or young adult females being sold or “pimped out” by older men. While that can be the case, youth advocates say the issue is far-reaching and falls under the term exploitation, or “sexploitation” — and it does happen locally. “I do think…

‘Is This a Joke?’: Man Traveling With 2 Daughters Says He Was Accused of Human Trafficking
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‘Is This a Joke?’: Man Traveling With 2 Daughters Says He Was Accused of Human Trafficking

A Florida father traveling with his two daughters said he was stopped at the airport and humiliated in front of other passengers as authorities accused him of human trafficking. Jonathan Marcu said he took his daughters to New York where they saw a Billy Joel concert and had a great time before returning to Florida…

New bill would put human trafficking hotline in every port of entry – The 19th News
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New bill would put human trafficking hotline in every port of entry – The 19th News

Each year, tens of thousands of people text or call 1-888-373-7888, the national human trafficking hotline. Now, lawmakers are pushing to require that number to be posted in every airport, bus station, rail station and all ports of entry in the United States.  Senators introduced on Thursday the Human Trafficking Prevention Act, bipartisan legislation which…