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Oct 2018

In the Know

Hank had driven through the evening and into the night and was looking forward to a shower and a rest when banging on his passenger door startled him. A young woman with frightened eyes was clinging to the door, her hair in disarray and her makeup smeared. “Can you let me in?” she asked. Hank unlocked the doors and nodded toward her. He knew she was probably too young to

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Sep 2018

In The Know

Scoring a “10” By Jo Gabriel Scoring a “10” is often associated with the reaching of perfection. You can think back to the 1979 filmtitled “10” in which Bo Derek appeared, and her score of “10” was used to refer to her beauty. You can think of endless surveys where you’re asked to rate something on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest. You can think

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Aug 2018

In The Know

Our August In the Know: A Survivor’s Perspective blog comes from Selina Deveau. As is unfortunately common, after escaping sex trafficking, she found herself in a relationship filled with domestic violence. Her blog speaks to the devastation of that violence. “It takes courage to bring the darkness into light” It takes great strength to stand up against someone you fear. It takes faith in our justice system and law enforcement that

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Jun 2018

In the Know

I’d like to thank Truckers Against Trafficking for providing a platform for survivor voices, specifically, my look back on the passage of the FOSTA/SESTA law through an Exited Survivors Lens. I have to begin by saying I never expected Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to be amended in my lifetime. In 2009, Sheriff Dart, my employer, recognized on-line sex trafficking was on the rise with Craigslist during our

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May 2018

In the Know

This month’s In the Know: A Survivor’s Perspective blog is from Julia Anderson, and is a beautifully vulnerable piece that explains the long road to recovery for survivors and the need for understanding, tangible help and support. Truly, this is a must read! We Are the Houdini In the world of sexual exploitation, asking for help or letting someone know that we’re in trouble is almost unheard of. Fear of

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