At the Circle of Friends Ninth Anniversary Celebration, Freedom13 was honored for its work fighting Child Trafficking locally. Also honored were Vicki Collins and Harriette Bryant founders of OurGems (above).
Monday, February 27, 2017
"SARASOTA, Fla.– Across the country, more than 1,000 towns and counties are stepping up tactics to deter men who buy sex. They include seizing vehicles, community service, "john" school, license suspension, public shaming and reverse stings. Research shows that strategies like the reverse stings can reduce prostitution in a city by as much as 75 percent." (CBN News, 2/27/2017) Click here for the full story.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
The closing of backpage.com, the online service advertising minors for sex, you would think would be a time to celebrate but no. According to The Huffington Post, “ Backpage had already simply moved prostitution ads over to its dating site, using terms like “Young” and “Fresh.” As if no one would notice.” (The Huffington Post January 11, 2017)