IN PLAIN SIGHT Podcast to End Human Trafficking

The IN PLAIN SIGHT podcast empowers current and future leaders with inspiring stories of fellow abolitionists and actionable insights to implement in their own organizations. Hosted by David Trotter, episodes feature engaging interviews with noted leaders in the anti-trafficking movement - men and women committed to ending all forms of human trafficking in our world - sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and organ trafficking. Get more information at
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Apr 27, 2015

Marian Hatcher (Cook County, IL Sheriff's Office)

 - Marian is the Project Manager for the Women’s Justice Programs and Human Trafficking Coordinator of the Cook County Illinois Sheriff’s Office. Alongside the Sheriff, she coordinates the National John’s Day of Arrests, a nationwide effort with more than 59 participating federal, state and local law enforcement agencies targeting buyers of sex as the driving force of sex trafficking.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. Why Marian believes that combatting demand is so important.

2. How Pretty Woman plays into the misconception of prostitution.

3. How the National John's Day of Arrests has been successful.

Apr 22, 2015

Alex Trouteaud (Street Grace)
 - Alex is the Executive VP of Research at Street Grace, which leads faith communities, organizations, and individual volunteers on a comprehensive path to end Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Metro Atlanta and throughout the United States. In this interview, we cover two separate demand reduction programs they are involved with in the state of Georgia including "Not Buying It" and "Fathers Against Child Exploitation."

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. What the "Not Buying It" and "FACE" programs are all about.

2. What positive results the state of Georgia is experiencing.

3. How fathers play a critical role in reducing demand.


Apr 20, 2015

Clay Olsen (Fight the New Drug)
 - Clay is the co-founder and CEO of Fight the New Drug, which he co-founded in 2010. He leads a youth activist movement dedicated to raising awareness on the harmful effects of pornography through science, facts, and personal accounts. Having been featured on ABC Nightline, ABC News, CNN, Al Jazeera, USA Today, NPR, and the Dr. Drew Show, Clay has presented to over 300 schools and tens of thousands of teens all over the country.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. How pornography impacts the brain, relationships, and our society.

2. The connection between pornography and sex trafficking.

3. How teens are reacting to their school presentations.

Apr 15, 2015

Devin Rebello (CEASE Network)
 - Devin is a Strategic Initiatives and Research Associate for Demand Abolition, and she is responsible for assisting in the development and support of the CEASE Network, which is a collaboration of 11 pioneering cities committed to reducing sex-buying by 20 percent in two years.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. How the CEASE Network was developed.

2. How the 11 cities are working together.

3. How data collection and analysis play an integral role.

Apr 12, 2015

Tom Perez (EPIK Project)
 - Tom Perez is the founder of the EPIK Project. EPIK stands for Everyman Protecting Innocent Kids, and they have a goal to engage 100,000 men and end the demand for prostituted kids in America by 2020. Their focus is on demand disruption - directly confronting local sex buyers at the point of sale. 

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. About "demand disruption" and how it works.

2. What sex buyers say when they're disrupted.

3. What it takes to start something similar in your city.

Apr 6, 2015

Teresa Downing-Matibag (Iowa State University)
 - Teresa Downing-Matibag is the Executive Director of the Network Against Human Trafficking (NAHT), a statewide coalition of Iowa’s leading anti-trafficking organizations, and a lecturer of sociology at Iowa State University. Her research examines intimate and sexual relationships in young adulthood, including the exploitation of young women through the sex trade and Internet bride industries in our global society. Her work has been published in journals such as the Social Psychological Quarterly, the Journal of Family Issues, Qualitative Health Research, and the Psychology of Men & Masculinity.

As you listen, you'll have the opportunity to learn: 

1. Ways in which law enforcement and non-profits seek to reduce demand.

2. Why a man purchases sex for the first time.

3. What parents can do to prevent our boys from becoming the next generation of buyers.