Category: News

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Announces Partnership with Demand Abolition 

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Announces Partnership with Demand Abolition 

Posted 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 on November 1, 2017 in CEASE Network, News, 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 NCAA policy sidesteps paid sex

New NCAA policy sidesteps paid sex

Posted on August 22, 2017 in News

The NCAA has taken a useful step against sexual violence on campus by requiring coaches and athletes to complete a course each year on its prevention. But there’s a glaring omission: the new policy makes no mention of prostitution, a notorious form of sexual abuse.

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Anti-trafficking laws have made great progress

Anti-trafficking laws have made great progress

Posted on August 16, 2017 in News, Policy

Members of Congress are writing smarter laws that address the problem at its roots.

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Anti-trafficking organizations applaud members of congress for recommending Justice Department investigate Backpage

Anti-trafficking organizations applaud members of congress for recommending Justice Department investigate Backpage

Posted on July 14, 2017 in News, Press Release

We are thankful to Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Tom Carper (D-RI) for their leadership in the exhaustive investigation of Backpage.com’s role in facilitating online sex trafficking, and their clarion call for the Department of Justice to proceed with a criminal investigation.

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Go after buyers of sex services

Go after buyers of sex services

Posted on July 13, 2017 in News

The Tribune Star published this letter to the editor by Alex Trouteaud, our director of public policy and research, on July 12, 2017.

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ABC News report highlights innovative work to end sex buying

ABC News report highlights innovative work to end sex buying

Posted on June 28, 2017 in CEASE Network, 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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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 on June 20, 2017 in CEASE Network, News

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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Boston Herald: Trafficking in Pain

Boston Herald: Trafficking in Pain

Posted on May 15, 2017 in News

Check out the Boston Herald‘s ongoing series on human trafficking.  

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To fight sex trafficking, target the men who buy sex

To fight sex trafficking, target the men who buy sex

Posted on April 27, 2017 in News

The Washington Post published this letter to the editor by Alex Trouteaud, our director of public policy and research, on April 24.

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Boston Herald: Opioid crisis fueling region’s sex trade

Boston Herald: Opioid crisis fueling region’s sex trade

Posted on March 17, 2017 in 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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