New Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Introduced at the State Capital

New laws meant to crack down on human trafficking were introduced  at the South Dakota Capital. These laws should increase Shared Hope’s D rating of South Dakota when it comes to addressing human trafficking. Read More

Public News Service – January 24, 2020


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Shared Hope Highlights Call to Freedom Impact – Shared Hope International – 11.14.18

Compass Center, Call to Freedom Changing Spaces, Expanding Services – Argus Leader – 7.27.18

A Message from Becky Rasmussen, Call to Freedom Executive Director – 6.18

Life 96.5 Recaps Call to Freedom Hands & Feet – Life 96.5 – 4.18

End It Movement Reaches KELOLAND – KELO – 2.22.18

Nebraska Officials Crack Down on Sex Trafficking – KMTV – 1.29.18

Call to Freedom Receives 50k Grant – KELO – 1.17.18

KELOland Living – Call to Freedom – KELO – 1.15.18

Local Advocates Push Human Trafficking Awareness Month – KELO – 1.12.18

Awareness, intervention focuses of Anti-Human Trafficking Month – 1.12.18

A Call To Action On Human Trafficking – KELO – 1.11.18

Sioux Falls-based Nonprofit Raises Human Trafficking Awareness – KSFY – 1.11.18

Becky Rasmussen and Rep. Tom Holmes; Booneman; and Mike Cooper – The Patrick Lalley Show – 1.9.18

Sanford Award & Avera Tradition of Caring – KELOLAND – 1.7.18

Nine Arrested in Sturgis Rally Sex Trafficking Sting – Argus Leader – 8.16.17

Anti-Sex Trafficking Message Blankets Sturgis Before Motorcycle Rally – Argus leader – 8.6.17

YOURS: Combating Human Trafficking at the Rally – Rapid City Journal – 7.25.17

Texas Case Highlights Local Concern about Human Trafficking – KELOLAND – 07.24.17

A Closer Look at Human Trafficking in South Dakota – KSFY – 07.24.17

Western SD Human Trafficking Task Force Brings Awareness to Rapid City – News Center 1 – 07.23.17

Groups Team Up to Fight Human Trafficking in the Hills – KEVN Black Hills Fox – 07.23.17

Who Are the Victims of Child Porn? – KELOLAND – 05.10.17

Victims, Survivors of Sexual Violence Use Art to Heal – KSFY – 3.30.17

Human Trafficking Troubles Continue in the Midwest – KSFY – 3.22.17

Wear Red to END-IT For a Sioux Falls and Nationwide Effort – KSOO 1140 AM -2.23.17

Prosecutors Dropped Trafficking Case After Losing Witness – Argus Leader – 2.8.17

Sex Trafficking Bill in the Legislature – KELOLAND – 2.8.17

New Rules Aim to Remove Sioux Falls as a ‘Destination City’ for Human Traffickers – Argus Leader – 2.6.17

South Dakota Legislature Reviews Bill Strengthening Sex Trafficking Laws – KSOO 1140 AM – 2.5.17

Sioux Falls Lawmaker Files Human Trafficking Bill – KELOLAND – 1.27.17

Raising Awareness Through Faith – KELOLAND – 1.11.17

Backpage.com Shuts Down Adult Section – KELOLAND – 1.11.17

Wear Blue for Human Trafficking Awareness Day – KIKN 100.5 – 1.10.17

Holiday Season Can Be Hard for Survivors of Human Trafficking – Argus Leader – 11.28.16

Human Trafficking Awareness Spread Across South Dakota – KSFY – 8.15.16

Nonprofit Organization That Helps Sex Trafficking Victims Expands – KDLT – 7.24.16

Inside KELOLAND: Tradition of Caring – KELOLAND – 6.12.16

Tackling the Sex Trade in South Dakota – KELOLAND – 6.9.16

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“Those that we have served, it’s been amazing to watch them evolve into a new identity. And if we weren’t here, I’m not sure who would be helping, specializing in offering services for human trafficking.” 
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