Why don’t we see these girls?

In December 2018, I returned to the airwaves and shared some of the findings from my research on BBC Woman's Hour. One of the biggest revelations was the inconsistency across police in identifying women and girls and capturing them (and their risk) in systems. In the US, one police force acknowledged that there may be … Continue reading Why don’t we see these girls?

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It’s a WRAP – victims of trafficking in the Philadelphia Juvenile Court.

Earlier in my trip I visited Philadelphia, the city of ‘Brotherly Love’. While I was there, I was introduced to Judge Lori Dumas. Judge Dumas had previously sat in a specialist court programme in the Philadelphia Juvenile Court; WRAP Court. WRAP court stands for ‘Working to Restore Adolescents’ Power’ and it is aimed at helping … Continue reading It’s a WRAP – victims of trafficking in the Philadelphia Juvenile Court.

Credible messengers: what are they and why are they important?

An organisation can have an innovative and well-designed programme to tackle gang activity, but who they choose to deliver that work will determine how effective it is. From my time in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and DC, I have seen that the most successful programmes have one common factor: credible messengers working on the ground … Continue reading Credible messengers: what are they and why are they important?