Trump Department of Justice Funds Housing for Trafficking Survivors

Trump Department of Justice Funds Housing for Trafficking Survivors Written by STOPP Website Staff (08/18/2020)   On 08/05/2020, Attorney General William Barr and Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump hosted a White House meeting of survivor advocates.  At the meeting Attorney General Barr announced Justice Department Housing grants of $35 million to support housing for survivors of human trafficking.  This is the largest federal investment of this kind. The funds will be shared by 73 organizations in 34 states.  It will help thousands of survivors to get a start on a new life after they are rescued from Human Trafficking.   Attorney General Read More

Barcelona Trafficking Network is Dismantled

Written by STOPP Website Staff (08/08/2020) In mid-July, police arrested 12 human traffickers and identified almost 1,000 trafficking survivors in Spain.  The Mossos d’Esquadra (the police force of the region of Catalonia, headquartered in Barcelona, in northeastern Spain) dismantled a major international human trafficking ring in Barcelona.  Most of the 12 arrested individuals were of Sub-Saharan and Moroccan nationality.   They were smuggling Africans into Europe and exploiting them for labor. Twelve Arrested in Trafficking Network Police investigated in other countries as well to break up this international ring.  There were three searches in Portugal, two in Germany, Read More

Arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell

Written by STOPP Website Staff (07/14/2020) Ghislaine Maxwell (DOB: 12/25/1961) is a British socialite best known for her association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.  Maxwell was arrested by the FBI on July 2, 2020 on charges that she lured and groomed girls as young as 14 years old for illegal sexual activity.  Federal prosecutors claimed that she procured girls for Epstein and that she also participated in the sexual abuse of those girls.     Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell   Jeffrey Epstein had called Maxwell his “main girlfriend” and it is said by friends of hers that she had Read More

Cell Phone Jammers – A True Story

Written by STOPP Website Staff (06/10/2020) Katie’s Frightening Drive This is a true story and was told to me by a friend of Katie’s family. Katie (her name has been changed for her privacy) was driving to her family’s home in Pennsylvania from her college in New Jersey for a weekend visit.  She was driving on the highway around dusk when she noticed a dark sedan driving behind her. She watched this car for quite some time.  As she sped up, slowed down, and changed lanes, Katie realized that the car was following her closely. Feeling uneasy, Katie picked up Read More

Thorn’s Response to COVID-19

Written by STOPP Website Staff (04/30/2020) Thorn is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2012 by actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore after they watched a documentary that highlighted what was happening to children in Cambodia. They soon learned that sex trafficking of children was happening here in the United States as well. Thorn’s focus has been on innovation of technological means to ending online child sexual abuse. Thorn’s CEO, Julie Cordua, just released a timely statement regarding what Thorn is learning about the impact of COVID-19 on worldwide sex trafficking and on our efforts to combat it. The Read More

Jeffrey Epstein Died in Jail

Written by STOPP Website Staff (12/09/2019) Jeffrey Epstein (DOB 01/20/1953 was born in Brooklyn, New York.  He died (08/10/2019) while incarcerated at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York, New York.  Epstein was jailed awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.    Jeffrey Epstein in 1984.  Rick Friedman, Corbis News, Getty Images   Epstein was reported to be a billionaire who had worked as a financier. Two days before his death however, he had signed a will which indicated that he was worth less than $600,000,000.  He had a high-profile social circle and associated with Bill Read More

Hue Jackson’s Human Trafficking Survivors’ Residence

Written by STOPP Website Staff (08/14/2019) Hue Jackson is the head coach of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. Jackson and his wife Michelle founded the Hue Jackson Foundation with the intention of serving survivors of human trafficking, and educating people about trafficking. In July 2018, Coach Jackson had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hue Jackson Foundation Survivors of Human Trafficking Residence in Cleveland, Ohio. This 12 bed, 4500 square foot facility is part of the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland’s Harbor Light Complex, which had recently built six beds for survivors. The Hue Jackson Foundation donated $250,000 toward the renovation of Read More

Journal Article on a Comprehensive Treatment Model for Sex-Trafficked Women

Written by STOPP Website Staff (07/14/2019) Munsey, Susan, Miller, Heather E. Rugg, Terence (2018). GenerateHope: a comprehensive treatment model for sex-trafficked women. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work 15:4, 420-431. doi: 10.1080/23761407.2018.1467809 GenerateHope is a nonprofit organization based in San Diego that provides comprehensive services to adult female survivors. This article looks at the GenerateHope residential program and provides early outcome results for residents living at the program for 6 to 12 months. GenerateHope’s program includes a 30-hour per week schedule that includes academics, trauma-related psychotherapy and supplemental therapies. For this study, GenerateHope used three assessments to assess improvements in well-being, Read More

Continent-Wide Human Trafficking Hotlines

Written by Stopp Website Staff (06/14/2019) Polaris has administered a Human Trafficking Hotline in the United States for several years. Polaris has announced that they have been working with the Canada Centre to End Human Trafficking, who has been awarded the contract to build and run Canada’s first national human trafficking hotline. Polaris has been working with the Centre to build out the plan for the hotline, which is modelled on the Polaris-operated U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline. Polaris has for the past three years also been working with Consejo Ciudadano, which runs the national human trafficking hotline in Mexico. Read More

Opportunity to ATTEND or PRESENT at the 2019 Global Conference on Human Trafficking and Trauma!

Written by STOPP Website Staff (05/20/2019) Join us at the Global Conference on Human Trafficking and Trauma! WHAT: Opportunity to develop and explore human trafficking – survivor informed and mutually informed research, policy, and services. WHERE: University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus WHEN: June 24 – 25, 2019 Call for Abstracts – Global Conference on Human Trafficking and Trauma – Click Here For more information and to register, visit us at: Don’t forget to check out the: Official Press Release Brought to you by Family Services of Peel – Peel Institute on Violence Prevention, HEAL Trafficking, and the Women and Read More