Community Champion Spotlight: Laura Murphy and Nadia Lee

Community Champion Spotlight: Laura Murphy and Nadia Lee

Our fourth highlight features two community members who are sharing the truth about trafficking experiences in unique ways. Dr. Laura Murphy conducts research on human trafficking, highlighting survivor experiences and leading the community through evidence-based understandings of the crime. Nadia Lee is a Survivor Leader and Eden House employee who shares her lived experience to provide prevention education to at-risk youth.

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Community Champion Spotlight: Kate Shipley and Leanne McCallum

Community Champion Spotlight: Kate Shipley and Leanne McCallum

Each week for the month of January, we will be highlighting individuals who have gone above and beyond in the Greater New Orleans community to serve victims and survivors of human trafficking. Each individual was nominated by Task Force members. Community champions represent a variety of different disciplines and perspectives from the anti-trafficking movement.

Our second highlight features coordinators who are bringing communities together to combat trafficking across the state of Louisiana. Both of these coordinators are facilitating cross-disciplinary collaboration, meeting folks where they're at to improve trafficking response and create coalitions.  This includes Kate Shipley, Interim Executive Director of the Louisiana Alliance of Children’s Advocacy Centers, and Leanne McCallum, the Task Force Coordinator for the GNOHTTF.

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Community Champion Spotlight: Storm Ehlers and Samantha Sahl

Community Champion Spotlight: Storm Ehlers and Samantha Sahl

Each week for the month of January, we will be highlighting individuals who have gone above and beyond in the Greater New Orleans community to serve victims and survivors of human trafficking. Each individual was nominated by Task Force members. Community champions represent a variety of different disciplines and perspectives from the anti-trafficking movement.

Our second highlight features innovators who are bringing promising practices to the New Orleans juvenile justice system: Storm Ehlers and Samantha Sahl. These young professionals were nominated because of their commitment to evidence-based practices and continuous engagement and collaboration with community members.

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Community Champion Spotlight: Billy Hare and Sheri Lochridge

Community Champion Spotlight: Billy Hare and Sheri Lochridge

To honor Human Trafficking Awareness Day, each week in January we will be posting a “Community Champion Spotlight” highlighting 2 individuals who exemplify excellent anti-trafficking work in New Orleans.

Our first Community Champion Spotlight features members of our lead Task Force agencies. Both were nominated because of their leadership, commitment to treating victims/survivors with dignity, and dedication to collaboration. Both are individuals who have made themselves available all hours of the day, and are known as people you can count on to help out in any situation. They are Lieutenant Billy Hare, Commander of Vice Division for Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and Sheri Lochridge, Senior Human Trafficking Case Manager for Covenant House New Orleans.

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