Founder & Director, The GRACE Network
After a history of street outreach work with homeless, sexually-exploited youth, Sacramento-based Chris Stambaugh is now a consultant with a federally-funded anti-human-trafficking coalition, the Rescue and Restore Program. He also is the founder of The GRACE Network, a faith-based group that connects with professionals in the Sacramento area who provide services to victims of human trafficking. Mr. Stambaugh has worked with over 250 sexually-exploited youth over the past four years, including victims as young as 13. He notes that this issue has been sensationalized, while what the public needs is a realistic picture. He is working to educate others about the depth of the problem and the depth of the trauma faced by the victims.
Recorded: March 28, 2013