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May 20, 2020

Kristen A. Jenson is the author of the best-selling Good Pictures Bad Pictures. Why should you talk with your children about pornography? Because otherwise someone else will! The Good Pictures Bad Pictures series of read-aloud books can make a difficult conversation easy!

She is the founder of Protect Young Minds, an organization dedicated to helping parents empower their kids with tools to resist and reject pornography.  https://www.protectyoungminds.org/

Published May 20, 2020

May 6, 2020

Kristin Choitz, is a Ministry Developer with One Collective in Chongwe, Zambia. Her heart is for women and girls to have opportunities to grow spiritually, emotionally, and economically. 

She invited our Justice Hope Freedom Ministry to Zambia to train women how to facilitate a sex trafficking curriculum with their girls. They want the girls to know the truth about sex trafficking and their worth and value in God’s eyes.  Published on June 10.

May 6, 2020

Major Rachele Lamont, is the Territorial Coordinator for Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, The Salvation Army—Canada & Bermuda Territory. She used to serve in Greece.  

We explore what she experienced while working on the ground with individuals who were vulnerable to being sex trafficked and exploited in Greece.

The Salvation Army- Canada and Bermuda: http://www.salvationarmy.ca/

The Salvation Army- United States of America: https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Apr 30, 2020

Sam Black is the Vice President of Business Development at Covenant Eyes (covenanteyes.com), which provides resources designed to help you and those you love live free from pornography.

We discuss how viewing pornography changes your brain, the power of screen accountability, and the challenges and triggers of being physically isolated because of COVID-19.  

 

 

 

Apr 13, 2020

Open Doors USA is a community of Christians who come together to support persecuted believers in more than 60 countries.  Elizabeth Miller and I discuss the challenges of persecuted women around the world and how it can present itself for some who are sex trafficked.

Open Door USA https://www.opendoorsusa.org/  Open Door Canada https://www.opendoorsca.org/

Apr 13, 2020

Joel Shapiro, J.D. is the Executive Director and Andrea Lampert, J. D. , is the Lead Attorney & Center Coordinator of the Trafficking Law Center in Portland, Oregon.

TLC provides pro bono legal services to human trafficking victims & survivors for criminal expungements, name changes, restraining orders, limited criminal charges and family law issues, and civil cases against their trafficker(s) or institutions that facilitated their exploitation.  For special or out of state cases, they refer client survivors to their participating pro bono attorneys for immigration, complicated criminal charges, and complex family law issues.

They coordinate with lawyers in their network to assist with representation in jurisdictions outside of Oregon.  

Trafficking Law Center - https://www.traffickinglawcenter.org/

Victims in need of assistance should call the National Human Trafficking Hotline to obtain a referral.  

(888) 373-7888 or Text: 233733

Mar 13, 2020

Asha Taitt is a 17-year old African American high school student on the East Coast who was disturbed that a lot of black girls were going missing, unfortunately being caught up in being sex trafficked and exploited and no one was talking about it.  She is using her photography talent and skills to highlight the issue of sex trafficking and exploitation of black girls in her photo exhibit "Lost Girls" on her Instagram page @taitttakesphotos. 

Mar 13, 2020

Brian and Melissa Leak are the European Liaisons on the issue of sex trafficking with WorldVenture.  They focus on equipping and mobilizing Christians across Europe to engage in the fight against sex trafficking

There is a vital need for Christians to become aware of the sex trafficking issue and our responsibility to act. Their ministry is: 1) to create this awareness; 2) to equip believers to engage in anti-trafficking ministries; and 3) to connect believers to anti-trafficking ministries that are an ideal fit for their passions and skill set.

Learn more at https://hopeforabolition.com 

Below is the study that Brian referenced during the interview about legalization and trafficking:

Cho, Seo-Young and Dreher, Axel and Neumayer, Eric, Does Legalized Prostitution Increase Human Trafficking? (January 16, 2012). World Development, 41 (1), 2013, pp. 67-82. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1986065 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1986065

Jan 17, 2020

Pleshette Fontenet is the Director of Membership for The Junior League of Portland.  The Junior League of Portland is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  They work to end the cycle of violence against women and children.  https://www.jlpdx.org/

They created the documentary, Waiting For The Light (https://vimeo.com/84125940) which exposes the scope and impact of sex trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children in Portland, Oregon.

 

May 15, 2019

As a therapeutic foster care & advocacy Corporation, Youth Unlimited Inc.'s mission is to provide youth with a safe space to begin their next steps in life. YUI staff are qualified professionals with many years of experience working with youth and families in the child-welfare, behavioral health, and in juvenile justice programs. 

April addresses what YUI is doing to work with youth, what challenges in the system have been and how youth in the foster care system are vulnerable to being sex trafficked and exploited.

Youth Unlimited Inc. https://www.yuioregon.net/

Interviewed on April 5, 2019

Apr 19, 2019

International Justice Mission is a global organization with a plan to eliminate the slave trade everywhere.

Richard Lee is a sought-after speaker on issues of justice and the Church, speaking at churches across the nation for the last 20 years. His passion for speaking has taken him to be on the TEDx stage, where he presented "Slavery Still Exists. Here's How to End It.” 

In his role as director of church mobilization for International Justice Mission, he works with pastors and churches to deepen engagement with the biblical call of justice and the work of IJM. Through preaching on Sundays and forming partnerships with churches, he aims to keep the issue of justice as a part of discipleship in the Church.

Interviewed on March 26, 2019 

Nov 21, 2017

The Cupcake Girls provide confidential support to those involved in the sex industry, as well as those affected by domestic sex trafficking through holistic resources, case management, and after care. They provide nonjudgmental support to empower our clients in their pursuits through respect, resources, and relationships.

Interviewed on November 18, 2017

Jul 25, 2016

Door to Grace offers loving services and vital resources to girls who are between the ages of 14- 17, survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, and preparing to leave "the life". You can learn more at www.doortograce.org.

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