What exactly do you do? Is Hope Ranch a ranch? Where does the name come from? What is sex trafficking? Is sex trafficking really a problem in this area? Why is trafficking so rampant in Eugene and Springfield? How do you find the survivors? Aren’t the girls choosing their lifestyle? How can I help? How are you funded? Your organization is faith-based. Do I have to be a Christian to volunteer? Can men help?
What is sex trafficking?
It’s also known as forced prostitution. The federal definition of trafficking, from the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, is when a person has exchanged a sex act for a good, service, or money, and there was an instance of force, fraud, or coercion as the initial motivation. Though the common conception of trafficking involves physical coercion, deceit and emotional manipulation are common ways in which girls are forced into prostitution.
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