Sex Trafficking in the Community

Dozens arrested, trafficking victims rescued in undercover operation, BCA says

Dozens arrested, trafficking victims rescued in undercover operation, BCA says
"This operation is an example of the aggressive steps necessary to stop traffickers and johns who buy and sell people for sex in our communities," BCA Superintendent Drew Evans said in a statement. "We can't let this crime continue, and we must work together to stop it."

Fines earmarked to combat sexual exploitation were paid as a bonus to a private attorney

Fines earmarked to combat sexual exploitation were paid as a bonus to a private attorney
A KARE 11 investigation revealed that Minnesota courts often ignored the law and cut defendants convicted in sex trafficking cases a break by waiving the mandatory fine. KARE 11’s analysis of court records from 2011 through 2017 revealed that Minnesota judges failed to impose the fine on 60 percent of sex traffickers and a third of all buyers.

Signs of Trafficking Training Course

Signs of Trafficking Training Course
Know the signs. Break the chain. End human trafficking.

Testimonial from The Link Safe Harbor

Testimonial from The Link Safe Harbor
A former client and youth staff member offers this testimonial for The Link...

It's a New Year! Make a New Commitment to Volunteer!

It's a New Year!  Make a New Commitment to Volunteer!
Become a volunteer!  You CAN make a difference! Kindness Matters!

Traveling Over The Holidays? Hotline to report suspicious activity: 1-888-373-7888

Traveling Over The Holidays? Hotline to report suspicious activity:  1-888-373-7888
MnDOT funds and regulates multiple modes of transportation in the state of Minnesota, including highways, airports, transit systems, party buses and maintains a system of rest areas that are visited by over 20 million travelers annually. MnDOT is also one of the largest construction employers in the state. Minnesota ranks high nationally for occurrences of human trafficking. Transportation often provides the means for human trafficking. Be on the lookout - report suspicious activity!  Help rescue a child or possibly even safe a life!

Holiday Shopping: Survivor Jewelry. Thursday, November 15th 6-9pm

Holiday Shopping:  Survivor Jewelry.  Thursday, November 15th 6-9pm
First ever Sisters Shop for Freedom event!

Kare 11 Reports That Sex Traffickers Avoid Required Fines

Kare 11 Reports That Sex Traffickers Avoid Required Fines
https://www.kare11.com/article/news/investigations/kare-11-investigates-sex-trafficking-a-failure-to-fine/89-607713443

SisterSquad Salutes Ashton Kutcher For His Work In Anti-Human Trafficking

SisterSquad Salutes Ashton Kutcher For His Work In Anti-Human Trafficking

Ashton Kutcher has spoken out about his role in freeing 6000 victims from sex trafficking.

For the Hollywood star, it wasn’t a role in the typical sense that he was discussing.

What many people don’t realize about Ashton Kutcher, is that off-screen, he’s a prominent activist and a very successful businessman.

While Mr. Kutcher may often play dizzy characters on TV or in movies, in real life, he’s a thriving entrepreneur.

He’s founded investment firms that are accredited with early investing in major tech firms like Uber, Spotify, and Airbnb.

Using his business acumen, connections, and profile, Ashton Kutcher set up an organization called Thorn with his ex-wife Demi Moore in 2008.

The goal of Thorn is something dear to Ashton’s heart: To “build technology to defend children from sexual abuse.”

Tell Your Girls: Use anything you have to fight off an abductor!

Tell Your Girls:  Use anything you have to fight off an abductor!
See how these four brave young girls fought off an abductor with hot coffee and a lot of courage! https://globalnews.ca/news/4387049/michigan-girl...

You May Be Surprised: Who Are Trafficking Consumers?

Buyers of sex via human trafficking are mostly white, middle aged, married men with money, according to new research released by the Universit...

Native American Women Describe How They Survived Sex Trafficking

Native American Women Describe How They Survived Sex Trafficking
All victims have a back story, and many begin in childhood.  Learn how this woman was trafficked into prostitution and how she fought her way out.  “I want to go to school, to be something, to help other young women or girls or even men that need helping to get out of the life,” she said. “I hope for something to change, for drugs to change in our lives, for our families to change.”