I can’t tell you how important being able to vacate criminal backgrounds is for victims of human sex trafficking. Many who have been forced into this life have been to jail. Going to jail is part of being prostituted.  Prostitution is illegal in almost every state. As a country we have chosen to punish the victims more than the perpetrators. Historically when the police have found 2 people engaging in

For many survivors of human trafficking, the hidden wounds and the internal scars caused by the abuse and exploitation they suffered act as a protection from further abuse by closing them off to full interaction with themselves and others. Tajuan McCarty, survivor leader and advocate, speaks frankly here about her own struggles and how she is finding deep healing and restoration.   I ran away at 12 for the first

Autumn Burris: Founder/Director Survivors for Solutions   In the Know: A Survivor’s Perspective will be a monthly blog segment. We are excited about the opportunity to hear from survivors and learn from their expertise and experiences. Thank you to Ms. Burris for being our first guest blogger for this series. We love her work!