Media Gallery

Franklin Sex Trafficking Suspect Previously Involved in Green Hills Raid

February 26, 2015

Fox17 reports one of the six people arrested in the Franklin parlor raids was also arrested by Metro Police in November after a raid on Green Hills parlor, with Derri Smith commenting.



Organization Helps Franklin Human Trafficking Victims

February 26, 2015

Derri Smith and Shelia Simpkins comment on Franklin massage parlor raids by Franklin PD.



End Slavery Tennessee in A Path Appears

January 27, 2015

Derri Smith and Shelia Simpkins premiere in the short NPT documentary about strategically confronting trafficking in Tennessee.



Landmark Conviction in Fight Against Human Trafficking

November 10, 2014

Derri Smith comments on the significance and importance of Tennessee-native “John” convicted of human trafficking.



JuST Response Congressional Briefing Panel Discussion

November 6, 2014

Derri Smith is invited to Capitol Hill to discuss the work of End Slavery Tennessee and its work to combat human trafficking.



Film Brings Call to Action to Stop Human Trafficking

September 25, 2014

Film premiere at Green Hills benefits End Slavery Tennessee and other anti-human trafficking groups in the nation while promoting human trafficking awareness.


Home in Deadly Explosion Could Host Human Trafficking Victims

August 22, 2014

Derri Smith comments on the need for residential facilities for human trafficking survivors such as the one Rest Stop Ministries hopes to open soon.



New TBI Initiative Focuses on Human Trafficking

August 20, 2014

Derri Smith comments on the new TBI website initiative aimed to increase awareness of human trafficking in Tennessee.


Tenn. Teen Helped by ESTN Shares Story

July 29, 2014

News Channel 4 investigators report on the work law enforcement and End Slavery Tennessee is doing to combat trafficking in our area, and one of our survivor’s shares part of her story.


TN Trying to Combat Human Trafficking

July 1, 2014

News Channel 4 interviews Shelia Simpkins and Derri Smith about the reality of human trafficking right here in Tennessee and the statewide effort to raise awareness about this issue.


Human Trafficking Awareness with End Slavery Tennessee

March 4, 2014

Christian Television Network documentary about the reality of sex and human trafficking with an interview with Shelia Simpkins.


Human rights advocates say trafficking is all around Middle TN

February 12, 2014

Channel 4 News story features Derri Smith and Shelia Simpkins in their coverage following up on a bust on a prostitution ring at massage parlors in Nashville.



Online And Anonymous: New Challenges To Prosecuting Sex Trafficking

ESTN’s Intervention Specialist, Shelia Simpkins is a part of an NPR report on human trafficking in the U.S. (from August 3rd, 2013). Click HERE for the full story and HERE for a transcript.