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Honorable John Lewis

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It’s Past Time To Shift Our Strategies

March 25, 2021

In 2001, youthSpark began from a “reactive” position (as the Juvenile Justice Fund) responding to the needs of minor victims criminalized with prostitution charges in Georgia by providing holistic support,…

IHTI Guest Column: Advocacy and Policy Development

February 23, 2021

Emory University’s Barton Child Law and Policy Center is proud to partner with the International Human Trafficking Institute and other key organizations including Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, the LGBTQ Institute, youthSpark, and Covenant…

Denton man sentenced to 15 years behind bars for selling teen girl for sex

February 12, 2021

By: Zaira Perez |Staff Writer A Denton man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Monday on charges related to child sex trafficking. William Adam Jonathan Smith, 31, was…

Georgia law enforcement warns about ‘sugar daddy’ scheme

February 10, 2021

By Elizabeth Rawlins ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell police are warning folks about a scam circulating on social media. They call it the “sugar daddy” scheme. Scammers offering a weekly allowance…

San Diego man pleads guilty to sex trafficking a child

February 8, 2021

by: Brittney Donovan SAN DIEGO — A 29-year-old San Diego man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to sex trafficking a minor. Investigators say James Madison has been in custody since…

450 people arrested, 39 victims rescued during statewide anti-human trafficking operation: L.A. officials

February 4, 2021

by: KTLA Digital Staff Authorities made hundreds of arrests and rescued dozens of adult and juvenile victims during an annual statewide operation to combat human trafficking, Los Angeles law enforcement…