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Dr. Lois Lee
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Dr. Lois Lee is a pioneer and trailblazer in rescuing America’s sex trafficked children right here in the United States. She is the founder & president of Children of the Night and has rescued over 10,000 children from prostitution -- that is more children than all of the other sex trafficking organizations combined. Since 1979 she has raised more than $40 million in private donations to support her groundbreaking programs.

Diplomats come from all over the world to observe Lee's ground-breaking work at the Children of the Night home

Dr. Lee has received countless awards for her humanitarian work, most notably the prestigious President's Volunteer Action Award, presented to her by President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1984.

A permanent memorial portrait at the Frederick Douglas Museum honors her 1994 National Caring Award.

Her life story was portrayed in a CBS Movie of the Week “Children of the Night” in 1985 and she was profiled on CBS “60 Minutes” in 1987.

Dr. Lee was lauded by singer/songwriter Richard Marx in his song "Children of the Night," which appeared on his 1989 Repeat Offender album.

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America's Vice Cop -- The Expert Evaluator of America's Child Sex Trafficking Programs

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 5:08 PM

An expert is someone who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of a particular field through prolonged and intense experience, practice and education.

A true expert must be distinguished from an "armchair expert" who claims to know all the answers to a problem, situation or scenario but has little or...

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The Model Residential Program for America's Sex Trafficked Children - The First Step - The 'Critical Figure'

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 9:25 AM

A successful residential program for America's child sex trafficking victims requires an appropriate adult role model, a critical figure to whom the child may attach. Perhaps for the first time in his/her life, the child may feel safe enough to experiment with new behaviors that are based on friendship and...

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America's Child Sex Trafficking Victim

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 10:44 AM

Contrary to popular belief, many of America's child sex trafficking victims were never part of our foster care system. Many grew up in such horrific circumstances and dangerous conditions that even social workers were afraid to enter the makeshift homes or crack houses where they were forced to survive independent...

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Child Sex Trafficking Residential Programs: The Basics

(4) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 2:07 PM

Advocates for America's child sex trafficking victim continue to promote "prostitution" or "sex trafficking" as a disease -- something that requires specialized treatment. Prostitution is not a disease -- it is a circumstance that presents itself as a solution to escaping chaotic homes characterized by sexual abuse, domestic violence, post-traumatic...

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Residential Programs for America's Child Sex Trafficking Victims Secure or Non-Secure Facilities?

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 10:47 AM

The arguments supporting secure residential facilities for America' child sex trafficking victims parallel the same arguments for "locking up" teen girls in the '60s -- "they will be sexually exploited if we don't secure them -- we are doing it for their own good." In the '60s, teen girls were...

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America's Sex Trafficking Victims and Transcendental Meditation

(4) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 10:57 AM

Children of the Night has rescued more than 10,000 American children from prostitution right here in the United States -- that is more children than all of the other sex trafficking programs combined.

Child prostitution starts at home, and most child prostitutes were sexually abused as young children --...

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