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Veronica's Voice In The News


Kansas City woman was beaten and raped — and her past was put on the stand in court

Why are victims in sexual assault cases denied the same protections that the accused is afforded? Is justice served when defense attorneys...

. The Kansas City Star, Mar 20, 2022

COMMUNITY DAY: Veronica's Voice is working to prevent and end sex-trafficking

Kristy Childs knows about being sexually exploited, because she experienced it. She escaped life on the streets as a victim of sexual exploitation, KMBC-Channel 9, Mar 4, 2022


Freedom's Bridge assists victims of trafficking in Kansas City area

Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri has many ministries, but this one is close to home for Joy Marie Chamberland.

. KSHB 41 Nov 30, 2021

KC-area group conducts missing person canvas this week

Kansas City organizations will conduct the fourth annual point-in-time search for missing persons in the metro area from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.

. Shawnee Mission Post, Sep 27, 2021

Homeland Security operation nets 82 arrests and 31 rescued from human trafficking

Abby Hoover Managing Editor. A local U.S. Department of Homeland Security (HSI) operation resulted in the rescue of 31 victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation... Northeast News, Jul 7, 2021


VIDEO- Thank you to Kristy Childs from Linda Smith with Shared Hope International, May 20, 2019

PDF- Midwest Anti-Money Laundering Conference, March 26-27, 2019, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Lucy Bloom, Executive Director, Veronica’s Voice, presenter


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

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

ARTICLE- Sex-worker-industry skeptical of Kamala Harris conversion to backing decriminalization of Prostitution, Lucy Bloom, Washington, July 24, 2019 by Joseph Simonson 

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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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


ARTICLE- 2018- Living Legends Awards- Kristy D Childs


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

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


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

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, Columbia University Press, 2018, Cited Veronica’s Voice

BOOK- “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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 


PDF- Listen to Survivors, Letter to Senators in support of Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

ARTICLE- Panel Discussion examines the scourge of human trafficking, by Edward M Eveld, Jan.11, 2014, Kansas City Star


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

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


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


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

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

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

PODCAST- Help End Sex Trafficking in Kansas City,

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

ARTICLE- "Who Would You Put in the Kansas Hall of Fame?", Lawrence Journal-World, June 13, 2013

ARTICLE- Methodist Women focus on human trafficking, Midtown KC Post, Dec. 23, 2013

VIDEO- Kristy Childs: The Fight Against Sex Trafficking, CBN


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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


DOCUMENTARY- Sex and Money Film.  Features Kristy Childs, Released in 2011


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

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


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


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


ARTICLE- Kansas City to be a Model City in Human Trafficking Fight, Marty Denzer, the Catholic Key, Mar. 26, 2010


ARTICLE- "One Who has lived the life and becomes agent of change", James Russell, a story about Kristy Childs, Winner in the annual American Association of Sunday and Features Editors' Excellence-in-Feature-Writing Contest

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

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


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

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


ARTICLE- Enslaved in the U.S.A. National Review, Donna Hughes, July 30, 2007

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


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


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


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


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


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

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