Category: CEASE Network

Sex trafficking in LA: ‘The more we look, the more we find’

Sex trafficking in LA: ‘The more we look, the more we find’

Posted by on June 20, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage

As members of CEASE Network, the LA Sheriff’s Department is developing online techniques for disrupting the sex trade and messaging campaigns to deter would-be buyers.

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Tracking and deterring buyers in Atlanta

Tracking and deterring buyers in Atlanta

Posted by on June 6, 2017 in CEASE Network, Success Stories

The Atlanta CEASE team has harnessed technology to reach and deter over 20,000 likely buyers at the point-of-sale, and is collecting data on potential buyers.

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Bianca Morales-Egan: Interview with a relationship-builder

Bianca Morales-Egan: Interview with a relationship-builder

Posted by on June 1, 2017 in CEASE Network, Spotlight

Bianca Morales-Egan is the Technical Advisor, Human Trafficking and Gender Equity at Project Concern International and a CEASE Network coordinator. We asked her about sex trafficking in San Diego, and how she raises awareness about reducing demand for paid sex.

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Tom Perez: Interview with a cyberpatroller

Tom Perez: Interview with a cyberpatroller

Posted by on April 27, 2017 in CEASE Network, Spotlight

Tom Perez is the founder of The EPIK (Every Man Protecting Innocent Kids) Project, an organization founded in 2012 to combat sex trafficking online. We asked him what he’s learned about buyers through his work, and the value of being part of the CEASE Network.

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Angelyn Bayless: Interview with a disruptor

Angelyn Bayless: Interview with a disruptor

Posted by on April 3, 2017 in CEASE Network, Spotlight

Angie Bayless trains local and national law enforcement on innovative ways to disrupt sex buying and hold buyers accountable for their role in trafficking.

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Boston Herald: Opioid crisis fueling region’s sex trade

Boston Herald: Opioid crisis fueling region’s sex trade

Posted by on March 17, 2017 in Media Coverage, News, Success Stories

The Boston Herald has published a powerful and carefully researched two-part special report on how the opioid epidemic fuels the sex trafficking industry.

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Marian Hatcher: Interview with a leader

Marian Hatcher: Interview with a leader

Posted by on March 14, 2017 in CEASE Network, Spotlight

Marian Hatcher talks about her work and receiving the presidential lifetime achievement award.

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GQ: Can we “cure” the men who pay for sex?

GQ: Can we “cure” the men who pay for sex?

Posted by on February 2, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

This GQ feature examines Peter Qualliotine’s program for convicted sex buyers in Seattle. Peter is co-founder of the Seattle-based Organization for Prostitution Survivors and one of our CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) coordinators.

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Victims Recovered and Hundreds Arrested in California Anti-Trafficking Operation

Victims Recovered and Hundreds Arrested in California Anti-Trafficking Operation

Posted by on January 31, 2017 in CEASE Network, Success Stories

California law enforcement and the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force arrested hundreds of men, and rescued dozens of sex trafficking victims during the third annual “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild” initiative.

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John Schools: A practical, cost-effective way to reduce demand

John Schools: A practical, cost-effective way to reduce demand

Posted by on October 5, 2016 in Success Stories, Uncategorized

One of the most promising tactics to reducing demand is sending convicted sex buyers to “john schools.”

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“Jammin’ the Johns” in Phoenix

“Jammin’ the Johns” in Phoenix

Posted by on September 6, 2016 in CEASE Network, Success Stories

CEASE Phoenix Metro, with the City of Phoenix Human Trafficking Task Force, launched a successful law enforcement initiative targeting would-be sex-buyers.

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National sting targeting buyers nets record number of arrests

National sting targeting buyers nets record number of arrests

Posted by on August 24, 2016 in CEASE Network, Success Stories

The National Johns Suppression Initiative, a nationwide anti-trafficking operation targeting sex buyers, is reporting very impressive numbers from its most recent sting.

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