Boise, Idaho — Amanda Forest survived a life inside the world of human trafficking, now she wants to help other victims in Idaho. “What we are aiming for is a survivor-centered approach,” said Forrest. “We are dialing in on ending the demand.”
Nampa, ID. Rucker the golden-doodle puppy, is a new therapy dog for survivors of sex trafficking, sexual abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence at the Family Justice Center. Rucker gives people comfort by allowing others to hug him. He has a great temperament and calm demeanor.
The sad truth is, many of those teenagers in the U.S., both boys and girls, who are walking the big city streets were, not too long ago, small town daughters and sons loved by their families, their schools and their communities, but caught in a confused time, rebellious.
Two residents of Rigby, ID. Joseph Lavern Harris, 32, was sentenced to 25 years and Elizabeth Dawn Evans, 28, was sentenced to 15 years for crimes related to owning and making child pornography. Officials also found Evans with electronic devices and discovered images of the sexual abuse taken on her phone.
The Idaho Anti Trafficking Coalition fights against human trafficking, this Black Friday they will display a bold message in an attempt to raise awareness and get donations for the first ever sanctuary for exploited children in Idaho. “Our kids are being sold and they are being bought,” said Jennifer Zielinski the Executive Director of the Idaho Anti Trafficking Coalition. “We have a very skewed understanding of the level at which we allow our children to be put in a box.”