Human trafficking bill passed in Virginia

It was unanimous! The bill now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature. https://Users/veronica/Desktop/localDev/

Woman who escaped human trafficking now helping others

Please, please take a moment to watch this video about one amazing trafficking survivor who both values her freedom and feels she a responsibility to tell her story and raise awareness. In this compelling video, Jessa Dillow-Crisp quotes Eleanor Roosevelt to explain why she is speaking up to help other victims–“With freedom comes great responsibility”. Let us know what you …

Hero trucker saves allegedly tortured ‘sex captive’

Read this story about Kevin Kimmel, a hero truck driver in New Kent, VA. When Mr. Kimmel saw signs of what he suspected could be human trafficking, he took action and reported his suspicions to law enforcement. As a result, two traffickers were apprehended and a young woman was rescued. Please share your thoughts.


Iowa Sex Trafficking Victim Shares Her Story

We stand and applaud this woman, a survivor with the determination to take back her life. “I will not be anyone’s victim anymore,” she said. “I refuse. I’m done.” Watch this video to hear her story and then share your thoughts. https://Users/veronica/Desktop/localDev/

New search engine exposes the “dark web”

Watch this video about a fascinating new tool law enforcement will have at their disposal to unearth sex traffickers and sex trafficking rings! DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is behind this promising new powerful search tool. What do you think? ‪#‎humantrafficking‬ ‪#‎awareness‬ ‪#‎justaskva‬ https://Users/veronica/Desktop/localDev/

Google Public Policy Update

BIG kudos to Google! Google has made it easier for human trafficking victims to contact organizations to get help! ‪#‎humantrafficking‬ ‪#‎endsextrafficking‬ ‪#‎awareness‬ “According to the U.S. Trafficking In Persons Report, there may be more than 20 million trafficking victims at any time in the world, but only about 40,000 victims are identified each year. To connect victims of human trafficking …

Brooke Axtell, survivor of human trafficking and domestic abuse storms the Grammys

If you were unable to watch the Grammys or missed this purely inspirational speech by Brooke Axtell, a sex trafficking survivor, please watch it now. Let us know what you think. “I was terrified of him, and ashamed I was in this position,” she said in her speech at the Grammys. “I believed my compassion could restore him and our …

The Forgotten Children: Sex Trafficking in America

Watch this video about a NY detective who has dedicated his efforts to finding teenage sex trafficking victims in New York. What an amazing individual with a huge drive to bring home teenagers who have become a commodity in this crime against humanity. Let us know what you think. ‪#‎humantrafficking‬ ‪#‎awareness‬ https://Users/veronica/Desktop/localDev/

Teen Sex Trafficking Forum Held at West Springfield High School

Read this article about Just Ask’s recent forum on human trafficking. The forum was held at West Springfield High School and proved to be a big success at raising awareness. We’ve had positive feedback from students, educators and parents alike. Please read this article and let us know what you think. https://Users/veronica/Desktop/localDev/


Want to Fight Human Trafficking? Volunteer.

“It’s just people – ordinary people like you and me – showing up and getting involved in the fight against a terrible problem that, in one way or another, impacts the communities where we live and, more importantly, is a blight on the lives of literally millions of people who are being exploited by traffickers.” Read this article and let …