Survivor Thoughts!

Survivor Thoughts from Toni McKinley, survivor leader/speaker and Director of Crowns of Hope

It is important to note that many trafficked youth (and adults) have been involved in other crimes (drug dealing, theft, etc.) which may be related to their trafficking situation. The danger in expecting all trafficked youth to be the "perfect" victims who have lived 100% innocent lives and were snatched out of their beds one evening and forced into this life is that it is far from reality. Traffickers prey on vulnerability. They often look for youth who wouldn't be so sympathetic to the public. We must continue to learn the complexities involved in human trafficking and of the victims themselves so we can come up with more adequate solutions.