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Natasha Herzig is known for her advocacy work to help fight human sex trafficking. She speaks throughout the country to bring attention to the epidemic that the United States is facing. She conducts trainings for law enforcement agencies to help identify and interact with the victims of trafficking. All her knowledge and experience comes from being a survivor of sex trafficking. She not only speaks and teaches about trafficking but also is known for her inspirational story of survival, both being trafficked and her journey after being rescued.
The tools she teaches can apply to anyone that has had to or does face obstacles or trauma in their life. Because so many young women die either at the hands of their traffickers or themselves, both while being trafficked and after, it is her mission to speak out and let young women know that there is hope. She allows those to see that whatever crime you were a victim of, that itís okay to be a victim but not okay to stay one, you become a survivor. Because of the nature of the crime and the abuse, torture and manipulation that occurs, these young women are not only physically damaged but also mentally and emotionally damaged, making the survival and recovery process that much harder. Natasha takes you through the steps and techniques that can make ones recovery a little more hopeful and those who work with the victimís a lot better understanding of the victim and what works best for their recovery.
Her story has been featured on Americaís Most Wanted and she has also appeared on national media shows as a trafficking expert. She began her career as a SART (sexual assault response team) advocate for a local police department. After working as a SART advocate she went on to further her career and began working at the juvenile hall Girls Rehabilitation Facility, leading self- esteem and self-respect group sessions for young girls who had been arrested for prostitution. In addition, working as a trafficking consultant for local agencies, there she became nationally recognized for her work with human sex trafficking.
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