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Don’t Wait to Educate

We worry about the food our children eat, the grades they get in school, the friends they make, and the jobs they will have. Most often the worry of them becoming a victim of human trafficking is minimally on our radar if at all.  As this horrific crime rapidly...

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#metoo Movement and Trafficking

The #metoo movement has enveloped an entire industry and has appropriately pointed a spotlight on sexually motivated crimes that all too often, hide in the shadows of our everyday. The conversation brought on by this movement has been incredible in that… 1) victims...

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Memorial Day

We ask you to take some time this morning to remember the men and women that fought and died to defend our Nation, our way of life, and to protect the vulnerable, exploited, and oppressed populations overseas. We ask you take a solemn moment to honor their sacrifice....

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Sex Trafficking Free City

Close your eyes with me, now try for a second to imagine a world free of sex trafficking.  I say a “second” because that’s how long it takes before realizing that a world without sex-trafficking is almost unimaginable.  As long as we’re on this earth, evil will exist...

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CH&LA Human Trafficking Awareness Training and Rescources

Human trafficking - modern day slavery - is not just a problem in developing nations; estimates from the Global Slavery Index show that more than 57,700 innocent people were trafficked in the United States in 2016 primarily for sexual or labor exploitation. As the...

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A Mother’s Story

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” Linda Wooten This could not be more true for one of our dear friends here at Guardian Group. Meet Kerry, she is one of the fiercest, strongest momma’s...

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Rooms for Rent and Girls for Sale — Part 2

Over the past few years authorities have been examining sex trafficking in a new light. They are viewing this crime with increasing seriousness, looking for ways to intervene earlier in the exploitation cycle, and holding anyone who benefits from the crime liable....

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Non-profit Awarded GuideStar Platinum Seal

Non-profits face a lot of well-deserved questions. Where does my donation go? What do you actually do? Are you trustworthy enough to give you my hard earned money? These questions are so prominent that an entire organization was created to rate non-profits based on...

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Lawsuits on the Horizon for Hotels

A hotel. “That's supposed to be a safe place where you can have your family there, and in the next room there's a young girl just being taken advantage of by 10, 15, 20 men in one night,” Jane Doe 1 said. “Like, you pass valet, you pass the concierge desk, you pass...

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​Rooms for Rent and Girls for Sale

Americans have had enough, and we are demanding a change. Just look at the headlines lately. Powerful men, entertainers, politicians, pastors, and newscasters are finally being held accountable for their abuses against women and children. For too many years these...

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Hotels are the Battlefield of Human Trafficking

We all must choose our battles. Even when you know you’ve chosen the right battle, it’s sometimes a lot harder than you imagined it would be. Case in point, in January of this year, I took a new job where  we battle sex trafficking daily and the cowards behind this...

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Human Trafficking of Children Today

It didn’t happen when we first found out my wife was pregnant. No, then it was all excitement and joy and picking out names and decorating the baby’s room. To be honest, I don’t know exactly when it happened, but at some point, the questions started hitting me…“How am...

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