Category: Success Stories

ABC News report highlights innovative work to end sex buying

ABC News report highlights innovative work to end sex buying

Posted by on June 28, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, News, Success Stories

“Nightline” takes an in-depth look at the groundbreaking work of Seattle-area law enforcement in confronting the demand for prostitution.

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More Than 8,000 Sex Buyers Arrested in Growing Movement to End Demand

More Than 8,000 Sex Buyers Arrested in Growing Movement to End Demand

Posted by on March 21, 2018 in CEASE Network, Success Stories

After 15 stings, more than 100 jurisdictions have participated in the National John Suppression Initiative, leading to the arrests of 8,280 sex buyers.

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How to Scare a Predator

How to Scare a Predator

Posted by on February 12, 2018 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

Shane Downing writes about sex buyer deterrence and accountability for The Chronicle of Social Change.

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California Law Enforcement Empowered to Impound Sex Buyers’ Cars

California Law Enforcement Empowered to Impound Sex Buyers’ Cars

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Policy, Success Stories

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill that will deter sex buyers by allowing law enforcement officers to impound their cars.

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86 Sex Buyers Arrested in Phoenix Police Sting

86 Sex Buyers Arrested in Phoenix Police Sting

Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Media Coverage, Success Stories

Phoenix police vice operations opened a fake massage brothel and arrested 86 men for attempting to buy sex

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BBC: The chatbot taking on Seattle’s sex trade

BBC: The chatbot taking on Seattle’s sex trade

Posted by on November 25, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

BBC North America technology reporter Dave Lee reports on a chatbot that’s deterring men from buying sex and reaching out to women who may be victims of sex trafficking in Seattle. 

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Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Announces Partnership with Demand Abolition 

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Announces Partnership with Demand Abolition 

Posted by on November 20, 2017 in CEASE Network, Events, News, Success Stories

 A year after launching the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced a new partnership with Demand Abolition’s CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation).

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Curing ‘Johns’: Ten-week course aims to change sex buyers’ lives

Curing ‘Johns’: Ten-week course aims to change sex buyers’ lives

Posted by on November 1, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

This in-depth report examines Peter Qualliotine’s “Stopping Sexual Exploitation” class for men who have been convicted of sex buying in Seattle.

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New Technology Platform Addresses Supply and Demand of Sex Trafficking

New Technology Platform Addresses Supply and Demand of Sex Trafficking

Posted by on October 3, 2017 in CEASE Network, Success Stories

Robert Beiser, Executive Director of Seattle Against Slavery, recently demonstrated two technology platforms that address both the supply and demand of sex trafficking.

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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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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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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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