150 Years of Freedom

By 1860, 4.5 Million people were enslaved in the United States. The Civil War that soon followed ripped apart the nation but led the way for freedom. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation, giving freedom to anyone enslaved in states that were rebelling against the Union. This proclamation shifted the focus of the war largely towards […]

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Major Human Trafficking Bust

This morning, federal, state, and local law enforcement announced the success of an investigation into a human trafficking ring that has spanned the past 2 years. Operation “Pop-A-Smurf” successfully dismantled a drug and human trafficking ring that involved more than 50 people. Last week, the successful collaboration of federal, state, and local law enforcement led to the arrest […]

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Forced Labor is Human Trafficking

Life in Southeast Asia was difficult for Danny* and his family due to rural poverty and food scarcity. As a result, Danny left his wife and four children (including his newborn baby, just one month old) and migrated to the United States with hopes of bringing them to join him in the near future. A […]

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Human Trafficking Team Arrested

“You could be a model,” Marcus told Brandy* as she walked down the street in Madison, Ill. “But I’m only 15,” she replied. “That’s fine,” Marcus answered, so Brandy got in the truck. From there the teenager was taken, along with 4 other girls, as Marcus Thompson, and his wife, Robin, changed trucks and then stole a camper to […]

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Human Trafficking Survivor finds Healing

For 25 years, Carla* lived a nightmare. At the young age of 5, she was physically and sexually abused. To this day, she can recall vivid details of the trauma she endured at such an early age. As a young woman, Carla longed to know she was loved, so when a boyfriend promised her the […]

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Therapy for Human Trafficking Survivors

As we celebrated Memorial Day this week, we reflected on the many who have given their lives for our freedom. They fought so that every American might be truly free. We seek to honor their legacy by working tirelessly so that those enslaved by others will be rescued, restored, and completely free. In order to help those […]

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Mary’s Freedom from Human Trafficking

Long before the trafficker found her, Mary was already subjected to abuse. She would witness her dad hitting her mom and fell asleep to the sounds of screaming arguments. On a few occasions her dad hit her too. Then she met John in high school. They started dating and she would lie to her parents and stay with him […]

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Coming Soon

“Abolition Journals” are coming soon. These journals will represent our effort to bear witness to the atrocity of human trafficking on behalf of its victims, the daily efforts of today’s generation of abolitionists, and the moments of victory that ignite hope for freedom, restoration and an end to this pervasive

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