Tag Archives: prevention

  • Getting the Word Out

    Posted on September 30, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

      The third and final segment of our T.A.P. programming is Prevention. Prevention is the “P” in T.A.P. and is multi-faceted.  Our Be the Jam website (www.bethejam.org)  is a site for minors where they learn the lures most frequently used by traffickers to entrap them.  The information seeks to not only empower youth to be aware and […]

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  • TN Trying to Combat Human Trafficking

    Posted on July 1, 2014 by Laura Courtney in News.

      NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - No young child ever dreams of selling themselves, but prostitution and human trafficking are thriving industries in Tennessee.  Read the full article with interviews from ESTN’s own Shelia Simpkins and Derri Smith.

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  • Getting the Word Out

    Posted on June 30, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    By Karen Karpinski, Director of Education During the month of June our two interns, Kamrie Reid and Allie Bergeron, worked with the Center for Student Missions, as well as several independent churches, training 76 minors between the ages of 11-17.  They will continue this work in July.  Our goal is to teach youth to recognize […]

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  • TBI, TDOT, Tourist Development Partner on Human Trafficking Initiative – TBI News

    Posted on June 17, 2014 by Laura Courtney in News.

      NASHVILLE – Today, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development have announced a new initiative designed to raise awareness about sex trafficking in Tennessee.  Read more.

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  • Getting the Word Out

    Posted on May 28, 2014 by Laura Courtney in Blog.

    By Karen Karpinski, Director of Education May began with several new and unusual presentations: Sabrina Jewell spoke to parents and their high school students at the Metro Nashville Truancy Initiative about how truancy has a direct correlation to teens’ vulnerability to trafficking, and Gwen Smith spoke at the Awakening Conference which was the brain child […]

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