Veronica's Voice In The News

2019

VIDEO- Thank you to Kristy Childs from Linda Smith with Shared Hope International, May20,2019, You tube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7NvUEaLdBE

PDF- Midwest Anti-Money Laundering Conference, March 26-27, 2019, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. PDF-Lucy Bloom, Executive Director, Veronica’s Voice, presenter https://www.kansascityfed.org/~/media/files/publicat/events/banking/2019/midwest%20anti%20money%20laundering%20conf/midwest-anti-money-laundering-bios.pdf?la=en 

 

VIDEO AND ARTICLE- Groups outraged that Kansas judge gave lesser sentence for child sex abuser and blamed victims, KIVI Boise, Sarah Plake, Feb. 6, 2019

https://www.kivitv.com/news/national/groups-outraged-that-kansas-judge-gave-lesser-sentence-for-child-sex-abuser-and-blamed-victims

ARTICLE- Business use poster to join fight against human trafficking, Metrovoicenews.com, Jan 11, 2019-

https://metrovoicenews.com/businesses-use-poster-to-join-fight-against-human-trafficking/

ARTICLE- Sex-worker-industry skeptical of Kamala Harris cpnversion to backing decriminalization of Prostituion. Lucy Bloom Comments- Washington Examiner.com, July 24,2019 by Joseph Simonson 

Article https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/sex-worker-industry-skeptical-of-kamala-harris-conversion-to-backing-prostitution-decriminalization

VIDEO -New arrests highlight sex trafficking issues in KC metro.  November 21,2019

https://www.kmbc.com/article/new-arrests-highlight-sex-trafficking-issues-in-kc-metro/29877826

2018

PDF- Lesson Guide: Kansas FCE Educational Program Committee Lesson Guide, 2018

https://www.southwind.k-state.edu/home-family/fce/doc/Human%20Trafficking%20Slavery%20Still%20Exists.pdf

 

PODCAST March 6, 2018  Sex trafficking and “Project Dawn”, KKFI 90.1 FM, Hosted by Spencer Graves and Craig Lubow

Kristy Childs from Veronica's Voice and Nurse Heidi Olson from Children's Mercy Hospital join host Craig Lubow to talk about sex trafficking in the context of the issues raised by "Project Dawn", a court project in Pennsylvania and recently portrayed in a play by the same name at Unicorn Theatre.

https://kkfi.org/program-episodes/sex-trafficking-project-dawn/

 

ARTICLE -Local pastor carrying purple purse as part of effort to counter domestic violence in Johnson County, Shawneemissionpost.com, Leah Wankum, Oct 23, 2018.

https://shawneemissionpost.com/2018/10/23/local-pastor-carrying-purple-purse-as-part-of-effort-to-counter-domestic-violence-in-johnson-county-74717

 

ARTICLE- Leadership summit looks to curb sex trade in Kansas City, KMBZ news staff, Oct. 18,2018, 

https://kmbz.radio.com/articles/leadership-summit-looks-curb-sex-trade-kansas-city

ARTICLE AND VIDEO- Volunteers lead effort to help located missing people, 41 KSHB, Oct 18, 2018- 

https://www.kshb.com/news/safe-kc/volunteers-lead-effort-to-help-locate-missing-people

 

ARTICLE- Historic Number of Neighborhood Projects Receive Funding, Downtownkck.org, June 24, 2018,

https://www.downtownkck.org/news/2018/6/24/historic-number-of-neighborhood-projects-receive-funding

ARTICLE- New Campaign aims to fight human trafficking by cutting demand for prostitution, Wyandotte Daily, by Stephen Koranda, Kansas News Service, July 11, 2018-

http://wyandottedaily.com/new-campaign-aims-to-fight-human-trafficking-by-cutting-demand-for-prostitution/

 

ARTICLE- 2018- Living Legends Awards- Kristy D Childs

https://www.livinglegendsawards.org/living-legends-awards

 

ARTICLE- Human Trafficking: Slavery Still Exists: Panel Discussion Announcement, Oct 10. Benedictine College Atchison, KS.

https://www.benedictine.edu/press-room/news/2018/human-trafficking-slavery-still-exists

ARTICLE- Fighting Human Trafficking by Cutting Demand for Prostitution, Metro Voice, Metrovoicenews.com, August 2018

https://metrovoicenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/TOP-MV-AUG-2018.pdf

 

PODCASTS Radio Active Magazine- Apple Podcasts Sex trafficking and “Project Dawn”- a play Jan. 2018

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/sex-trafficking-and-project-dawn/id901607996?i=1000405167115

Book-2018 Social Work Practice with Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation Edited by Andrea J Nichols, Tonya Edmond, and Erin C Heil, …Veronica’s Voice cited, Columbia University Press, 2018. Cited Veronica’s Voice

https://books.google.com/books?id=f0pBDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT755&lpg=PT755&dq=veronicas+voice+kansas+city&source=bl&ots=rIeUrETpgN&sig=ACfU3U1RFeZRvlhCBf7DeTrqr3jU_00GqQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiU-s6I7b7iAhUMZKwKHbQ4BJo4bhDoATAFegQICRAB#v=onepage&q=veronicas%20voice%20kansas%20city&f=false

Book, 2018, “Fighting the US Youth Sex Trade” Gender, Race and Politics, by Carrie N Baker, Smith College, Mass. Cambridge University Press -cited Veronicas Voice and Kristy Childs, page 123.

https://books.google.com/books?id=X_1uDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA123&lpg=PA123&dq=veronicas+voice+kansas+city&source=bl&ots=FT30hN7Exl&sig=ACfU3U1ad_MWaEv86UJKegMKcBA9jQhndg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiK5LHm6r7iAhVELKwKHdElCuU4ZBDoATAEegQICRAB#v=onepage&q=veronicas%20voice%20kansas%20city&f=false

2017

ARTICLE- Kansas City: Anti- Sex-Trafficking Event Confronts Criminal Enterprise with Awareness, Missiontothecities.org, Sept. 15, 2017-

https://missiontothecities.org/kansas-city-anti-sex-trafficking

 

PODCAST- Jessica Hubbard- Veronicas Voice- Lakeland Community Church, PODBEAN, March 26, 2017

https://lakeland.podbean.com/e/jessica-hubbard-veronicas-voice/

 

ARTICLE- “Hear Their Voices” Event Unites Community Against Human Sex Trafficking, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Brenda Dickerson, Columbia, MD. In Kansas City, KS. Sept 21,2017 /Photos

https://www.nadadventist.org/news/hear-their-voices-event-unites-community-against-human-sex-trafficking

 

ARTICLE- 2017- Human Trafficking focus of event, by Examiner Staff, Examiner.net, Sept 2, 2017

https://www.examiner.net/news/20170902/human-trafficking-focus-of-event

2016

BLOG- The Open Table KC.com BLOG- A Voice for the Exploited June 7, 2016 posted by Nick Pickrell

https://theopentablekc.com/http-theopentablekc-com-a-voice-for-the-exploited-recap/

 

ARTICLE- Kansas City woman charged in child prostitution case, 41KSHB, June 7, 2016

https://www.kshb.com/news/crime/police-looking-for-kansas-city-woman-in-child-prostitution-case

 

PODCAST- Kristy Childs, Founder/Director of Veronica’s Voice and Juvenile Justice Reforms Pass the Kansas Legislature, KKFI 90.1 Fm, hosted by Nancy Leezer, May 16, 2016 

https://kkfi.org/program-episodes/62827/

2015

PDF- Letter dated Feb. 23, 2015 To Senators- Listen to Survivors, rights4girls.org. Letter in support of JVTA. Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

https://rights4girls.org/wp-content/uploads/r4g/2015/03/survivor-advocate-letter-in-support-of-JVTA.pdf

ARTICLE Victim of prostitution and sex trafficking speaks: “It took me 24 years to get out”, Benedictine The Circuit, Kaihtlyn Schlachter, March 22, 2015

http://benedictinecircuit.com/victim-of-prostitution-and-sex-trafficking-speaks-against-these-issues/

Say no to human Trafficking, Kansas, KVC, Jan. 21, 2015

https://kansas.kvc.org/2015/01/21/say-no-to-human-trafficking/

Home will help prostitutes create new lives, Associated Press, March 16, 2015-

https://oklahoman.com/article/feed/812783/home-will-help-prostitutes-create-new-lives

 

Mon, 11/23/2015

Courtney Lewis

Activities the Week of Monday, November 30, 2015

The Long Night - Tim Matsui
Tuesday, December 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
We hear and read of it abroad, but the trafficking of children for sex is all too common in America, too. Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist and producer Tim Matsui shines a light on the issue in his riveting documentary The Long Night, weaving together the stories of seven people - young girls forced or coerced into the sex trade, their parents, and police - whose lives have been forever changed.

Set in Seattle, the 72-minute film was named Pictures of the Year International's top documentary project of 2014. It is screened at the Plaza Branch's Truman Forum Auditorium. Matsui leads a subsequent discussion with Kristy Childs, a trafficking survivor who founded the service organization Veronica's Voice; Craig Hill, a retired Leawood, Kansas, police detective now working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; and FBI sex crimes investigator Megan Kline.

Co-presented by Pictures of the Year International and the Kansas City/Mid-America chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers.

 

ARTICLE- A Long Journey Home, Non profit to House Survivors of Sex Trafficking, KCPT’s Digital Magazine, Flatland, by Caitlin Cress and Lindsey Float Feb 9th, 2015  W photos

https://www.flatlandkc.org/arts-culture/long-journey-home/

ARTICLE Congress: Please Remove Controversial Pieces from Human Trafficking Legislation, HUFFPOST, Holly Austin Smith, Contributor Survivor of Child Sex Trafficking, Program Director for Dignity Health, May 17, 2015.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/congress-please-remove-controversial-pieces_b_6884636

PDF- 2015- The MSS 2015 Social Action Award Winner- Kristy Childs- Recognized by the Midwest Sociological Society's Social Action Committee for the Social Action Award in March of 2015

https://www.themss.org/assets/docs/2015_social_action_committee_report.pdf

 

ARTICLE- Sex Trafficking Survivor Summit be held at BCC, Berkshire, The Edge, Oct. 27, 2015 by Emily Edelman- Pittsfield, MA.

https://theberkshireedge.com/bits-sex-trafficking-survivor-summit-deer-hunting-in-hopkins-forest-south-county-flu-clinics-bhrsd-seeks-committee-members/

2014

PDF-FLYER- Giving Hope to Women, Parkville Presbyterian Church April 26, 2014- Kristy Childs Keynote Speaker.

https://heartlandpby.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/2014-spg-gath-registration-form.pdf

ARTICLE- Kansas Attorney General awards first human trafficking victim assistance grants, KOAMNEWSNOW.com, Chris Wilson, Jan 31, 2014.- 

https://www.koamnewsnow.com/news/kansas-attorney-general-awards-first-human-trafficking-victim-assistance-grants/915741512

 

ARTICLE- “Veronica’s Voice” founder highlights trafficking summit, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University Communications, by Haley Dover, April 21, 2014.-

https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/unltoday/article/veronicas-voice-founder-highlights-trafficking-summit/

BLOG-Courtney’s House, Survivor or Not Survivor?  6/26/2014

http://www.courtneyshouse.org/our-blog/survivor-or-not-survivor

2014 University of Kansas ASHTI, Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiative, Listed as a Community Resource Link, Veronica’s Voice.

https://ipsr.ku.edu/ASHTI/about.html

ARTICLE- Panel Discussion examines the scourge of human trafficking, by Edward M Eveld, KanasCity.com, Jan.11, 2014 KANSAS CITY STAR--

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article336104/Panel-discussion-examines-the-scourge-of-human-trafficking.html

2013

ARTICLE- Demand Change Conference, Minnesota, Award for Kristy Childs.

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Breaking-Free-s-Demand-Change-Project---Thank-you.html?soid=1102600045784&aid=b7-rAgYLP6E

 

ARTICLE-Kansas City ranks second in academic study of men looking for prostitutes online, by Mark Morris, Kansas City.com, Aug 29th, 2013 Comment by Kristy Childs.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article326297.html

 

PDF- Zonta District 7 Newsletter, January 2013, Zonta Club of Topeka, KS hosted the Topeka Trafficking Event, Photo and Mention.

http://www.zontadistrict7.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/District-Newsletter-January-2013.pdf

 

ARTICLE-Veronica’s Voice: Missing Wisconsin Woman found, Fox 4 tv- Nov. 26, 2013

https://fox4kc.com/2013/11/26/search-on-for-missing-wi-woman-feared-taken-into-sex-trafficking-in-missouri/

ARTICLE-The face of human trafficking, theleavn.org, by Marc and Julie Anderson March 29, 2013 

http://theleaven.org/the-face-of-human-trafficking/

PDF-Developing a National Action Plan to End Demand, ABT Associates, March 19, 2010. Demand Abolition submitted to Hunt Alternatives fund.  June 2013

https://maggiemcneill.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/developing-a-national-plan-to-end-demand.pdf

PODCAST- Help End Sex Trafficking in Kansas City, Madetoflourish.org, 

https://www.madetoflourish.org/resources/help-end-sex-trafficking-in-kansas-city/

ARTICLE- CATO Unbound A Journal of Debate, Prostitution is Exploitation, by Steven Wagner, Dec. 9, 2013 

https://www.cato-unbound.org/2013/12/09/steven-wagner/prostitution-exploitation

https://www2.ljworld.com/onthestreet/2013/jun/13/who-would-you-put-kansas-hall-fame/​​​​​​​​​​​​​

ARTICLE- Methodist Women focus on human trafficking, midtownkcposter, Dec. 23, 2013 http://midtownkcpost.com/methodist-women-focus-on-human-trafficking/

Book, 2013- Ticked: A Medical Miracle, a Friendship and the weird world of Tourette’s, by James A Fussell and Jeffrey P Matovic, Chicago Review Press. - Chapter 47 pg. 234 -236 mentions Kristy Childs of Veronica’s Voice.

In 2009 - James Fussell with the KC Star won a National award for his story on Kristy Childs about Veronicas voice. He won the national award against writers from the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. He won first place in the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, now called The Society for Features Journalism writing contest in July 2009.  Story Titled: One Who has lived the life and becomes agent of change. He admits in his book that he won the award not for his writing but for the subject matter of the story: Kristy D Childs.

https://books.google.com/books?id=yEb5LchcRkYC&pg=PA235&lpg=PA235&dq=kristy+childs++veronicas+voice&source=bl&ots=1yRatn3l8x&sig=ACfU3U2KvJlpn8VJcbTe825S7o4jLydWyQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiOwqvzi7_iAhUGKawKHXokBT44KBDoATABegQICRAB#v=onepage&q=kristy%20childs%20%20veronicas%20voice&f=false​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

VIDEO- The Fight Against Sex Trafficking  Kristy Childs

https://www1.cbn.com/700club/kristy-childs-fight-against-sex-trafficking

2012

PDF- What is Human Trafficking in Kansas Testimony- Document from Attorney General Derek Schmidt, January 17, 2012. 

http://www.kslegislature.org/li_2012/b2011_12/committees/misc/ctte_h_corr_juv_jus_1_20120117_05_other.pdf

 

ARTICLE -Veronica’s Voice founder shares story of pain and hope, Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, KS, CSJONLINE.org, Nov. 10,2012 

https://www.csjkansas.org/veronicas-voice-founder/

PDF-Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, Independence, MO.  September 2012

http://sharedhope.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Independence_PrinterFriendly2.pdf

ARTICLE- Lawmakers hear calls for tougher laws on human trafficking, Kansas.com, by Brent D Wistrom, Jan. 17. 2012

https://www.kansas.com/news/article1084579.html

ARTICLE- Survivors Connect Network: Sex Trafficking Survivors Worldwide Unite, Board to Meet in Washington, D.C.  Survivors Connect Network, Oct. 17, 2012 

http://www.catwinternational.org/Home/Article/516-survivors-connect-network-sex-trafficking-survivors-worldwide-unite-board-to-meet-in-washingtondc

 

ARTICLE-Lincoln Freedom March calls attention to modern-day slavery, The Daily Nebraskan, by Dan Holtmeyer, April 19, 2012-

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/lincoln-freedom-march-calls-attention-to-modern-day-slavery/article_50763b26-ac14-5473-bc9d-0bdc59f865d6.html

 

VIDEO AND ARTICLE- Pimping now illegal in Kansas City, Fox 4 News, by Macradee Aegerter and Sarah Clark, Oct. 25, 2012

https://fox4kc.com/2012/10/25/pimping-now-illegal-in-kansas-city/

2011

Local Links- Northeast News, Jan. 19, 2011-

http://northeastnews.net/pages/local-links/

ARTICLE- Kansas City Opens Safe Haven for former prostitutes, McClatchydc.com, Tony Rizzo, Jan. 10, 2011

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/crime/article24607243.html

 

VIDEO- Sex Trafficking in the Heartland of America, The 700 Club, CBN May 5, 2011 Start at 36:13 for Interview with Kristy Childs of Veronica’s Voice, You Tube 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcuQLIOXc9M

 

ARTICLE- Escort crusader wants judge to let hooker speak, Boston Herald, Laurel J Sweet, Sept. 28, 2011

https://www.bostonherald.com/2011/09/28/escort-crusader-wants-judge-to-let-hooker-speak/

 

Documentary- Sexandmoneyfilm.com.  Interviewed Kristy Childs for a segment in the documentary. Released in 2011.

http://sexandmoneyfilm.com/film/

Clip with Kristy Childs: https://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/sexmoney/victims?play=1

 

ARTICLE- Human Trafficking Bill Advances in Legislature, the Catholic Key, by Marty Denzer, Dec 2011. 

https://catholickey.org/2011/02/25/human-trafficking-bill-advances-in-legislature/

ARTICLE- Kathleen Sebelious Gruesome Moral Calculus, by Steven Wagner, National Catholic register.com, Nov 29, 2011

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/kathleen-sebelius-gruesome-moral-calculus

 

PDF- The Face of Human Trafficking, by Melissa Verner, Missouri Catholic Conference MESSENGER, April 2011, PDF

https://mocatholic.org/sites/missouricc/files/uploads/documents/april_2011.pdf

 

ARTICLE-11th Annual National Assembly Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 12, 2011, Kristy Childs Guest Speaker

https://aic.ladiesofcharity.us/2011/11/12/11th-annual-national-assembly-kansas-city-missouri/

2009

ARTICLE-Legalizing prostitution would worsen illegal sex trade, by Kelsey Hopson, Jan. 26, 2009, The K-State Collegian.

https://www.kstatecollegian.com/2009/01/26/legalizing-prostitution-would-worsen-illegal-sex-trade/

ARTICLE- Anti-prostitution group meets in Northeast KC, The Pitch, by Casey Lyons, Sept 23, 2009

https://www.thepitchkc.com/news/article/20579225/antiprostitution-group-meets-in-northeast-kc

 

Sex slavery: The desperate plight of many women- The Kansas City Star- Dec. 13, 2009

https://www.kansascity.com/.../Sex-slavery-The-desperate-plight-of-many-women.html

ARTICLE- Meet the most notorious prostitute in a Neighborhood known for – and trying to get rid of – it’s hookers, by Casey Lyons, Sep 10, 2009. The Pitch Cited Kristy Childs comment-

https://www.thepitchkc.com/news/article/20598202/meet-the-most-notorious-prostitute-in-a-neighborhood-known-for-150-and-trying-to-get-rid-of-150-its-hookers

2008

ARTICLE-"One who's lived the life becomes a voice for broken women"  JAMES A. FUSSELL, The Kansas City Star , June 3rd, 2008

2007

ARTICLE- Enslaved in the U.S.A. Nationalreview.com by Donna Hughes, July 30, 2007. 

https://www.nationalreview.com/2007/07/enslaved-usa-donna-m-hughes/

ARTICLE -Branding Their Babes, Townhall.com, Janice Shaw Crouse, July 25, 2007 

https://townhall.com/columnists/janiceshawcrouse/2007/07/25/branding-their-babes-n836022

2006

ARTICLE- 2006 The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls: A Survivor Service Providers Perspective, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Vol 18 Issue 1, Article 7, Norma Hotaling, Kristie Miller, Elizabeth Trudeau. Digital Commons.law.yale.edu.

https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1245&context=yjlf

 

ARTICLE-Recovery Program helps prostituted women take back their lives, The Catholic Key, 3-31-2006, by Mary Denzer

http://www.catholickey.com/index.php3?gif=news.gif&mode=view&issue=20060331&article_id=3858

2004

PDF-2004-Resolution NO 041303 by City Council of Kansas City Nov 18, 2004

2003

ARTICLE- Woman helps prostitutes get off the streets, 12/19/2003, The Catholic Key, Marty Denzer 

http://catholickey.com/index.php3?gif=news.gif&mode=view&issue=20031219&article_id=2692

2002

ARTICLE- The Micah Ministry- Space for Veronicas Voice 2002-

http://ibcckc.org/micah/ 

2001

ARTICLE-2001-Awarded Amigas Women of Peace Award- Award to Kristy D Childs

http://womenspeacepower.org/women-of-peace-award-winners/2000-2009-award-winners/2001-amigas-award-winners/

 

 

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