Gang Trap

Gang Trap is a four-part awareness and training series presented by Shared Hope International (DVD, 60 minutes).
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As traffickers target younger and younger victims, American youth are engaged in a battle they never prepared for. Be equipped with Shared Hope International’s best-selling youth sex trafficking prevention film and resource pack!

Each package includes the true story of teens who faced real-life encounters with trafficking and practical resources to spread awareness and take action.
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Inside the World of Teen Sex Trafficking presented by Fairfax County Public Schools (DVD, 9 Segments from 4 to 13minutes).
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Nefarious: Merchant of Souls

A hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery (Film 1h, 36 m).
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Not Today

Award winning movie, “None of us are free if one of us is enslaved,” (Film 1h, 43 m).
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Renting Lacy

A Story of America’s Prostituted Children by Linda Smith, Founder and President, Shared Hope International (book).
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Very Young Girls

Documentary depicting human trafficking in an urban setting. Produced by Rachel Lloyd of GEMS in New York City.
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Resource Links

Info on Domestic Abuse & Domestic Violence

Recognizing child abuse

10 Safety Measures Domestic Abuse Survivors Can Take to Feel More Secure in Their Homes

Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

The Pet Sitter’s Plan of Action: Red Flags of Animal Abuse, and How to Help

Domestic Violence and Addiction: How Are They Connected?

Warning Signs of Child Abuse — and How Babysitters Can Safely Reach Out for Help

Asking the Toughest Question: Am I An Abusive Parent?

How to Create a Comforting Home Atmosphere for Survivors of Abuse

What Are the Short- and Long-Term Effects of Emotional Abuse?

For All Seasons
For All Seasons provides outpatient mental health, psychiatric, education, and rape crisis services to English and Spanish speaking communities regardless of one’s ability to pay. Trauma-certified therapists and psychiatrists provide a variety of treatment approaches and individualized care for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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Shared Hope’s Internet Safety Toolkit
Now available for download on our website, this toolkit includes everything you need to know about online predatory grooming, warning signs, and proactive actions with practical tips on special topics like these here:

Human Trafficking Units by Agency
  • Anne Arundel: 410-222-6006 or 0327—Tim Phelan; Bernie Adkins: 443-891-3471; DanDickey
  • Baltimore City: Sergeant Alan Woods: 443-858-6169
  • Frederick County; Detective Greg Loftis, Frederick PD: 240-674-8941
  • Allegany County: Detective Matt Shimer: 301-759-6481 Cumberland PD
  • Howard County: Sergeant Jim Daly:
  • Montgomery County: Sergeant Dave Papalia: 240-773-5823
  • Prince George’s County: Sergeant Adam Doyle: 240-464-1257
  • Worcester County: Jessica Collins,Bureau of Investigations [email protected]
  • Maryland State Police: 410-953-8260
Harriett's House - Cambridge, MD
Our goal is to establish a safe house that will provide long term housing for those escaping sex trafficking or sexual exploitation. Women will receive comprehensive care emotionally, spiritually, and educationally. Resources will be made available for residents to get their GED, continuing education, learn new skills, and become self sufficient without returning to the life they are leaving.

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National Center for Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE)
“The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography. As the thread of pornography in the web of sexual exploitation is systemically overlooked by society, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has prominently advanced this issue as a central pillar of its projects in order to promote more holistic solutions.

NCOSE embraces a mission to defend human dignity and to oppose sexual exploitation.” (from the Web site)

This site has a lot of information, also downloadable resources.

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TYLA Prostitution Diversion Program - a Report


Turn Your Life Around

By: Sgt. Demetri Konstantopoulos, Sarasota Police Department, and Kindsey Pentecost, Selah Freedom

TYLA exists to identify individuals/victims who are being sexually trafficked and provide them with resources and strategies to help them escape the sex trade industry. TYLA provides an alternative to anyone being arrested for the act of prostitution.

Scope Of The Problem
As society evolves, perspectives on old problems change. When we talk about old problems, there are none older than sex trafficking, human trafficking, and the act of prostitution. When society’s perspectives change, the criminal justice system is
compelled to change. In today’s climate, society is calling for more innovative, compassionate, and rightful ways of addressing social problems, especially when methods of the past have proven to be unsuccessful. Much of law enforcement’s
efforts in the United States are driven by calls for service and complaints; especially when open air prostitution is the topic.

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The Intersection of Sex Trafficking and Transportation in Maryland - a Report

The Intersection of Sex Trafficking and Transportation in Maryland – a Report

An Examination Of The Resources, Programs, Initiatives, And Recommendations For Practitioners And Policymakers.

For a pdf file of the entire report click here.



Info about Project Purple


Info about Project Purple …..

Talbot County’s Project Purple, an initiative from Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and Tidewater Rotary, in partnership with Talbot County Schools and Mid-Shore Community Foundation.

Talbot Goes Purple is a substance abuse awareness program that will engage our community and youth to stand against substance abuse. The project is based upon THP Project Purple, an initiative of The Herren Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction.

Chris Herren is coming to Talbot County for two in-school assemblies on Sept. 19 and 20, and for a community event at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Leading up to his visit, and throughout the month of September, Talbot businesses and communities will ‘Go Purple’ as a show of community support and solidarity in addressing our substance abuse problem.  Talbot Goes Purple also includes implementing in-school Purple Clubs and prevention programs.

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More information on THP Project Purple is available at

The THP Project Purple Initiative

Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force (MHTTF)

The Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force (MHTTF) is the state’s primary organization that works to prevent trafficking, protect victims by providing them with the services they need, prosecute traffickers, and partner with a variety of organizations to eradicate the scourge of human trafficking from our communities.
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