The Appeal: Broken Covenant: A Homeless Youth Organization’s Assault on Trafficking Is Making Women More Vulnerable

Since 2015, Kelly has zeroed his anti-trafficking efforts in on the city’s strip clubs. “We see time and time again that strip clubs are fertile ground for human traffickers,” Kelly told WWLTV one year before the Times-Picayune series was published, “to pick off, to seduce, to bring into their stable young victims, young women.” But according to independent research by Loyola University on Kelly’s own agency, Covenant House’s clients have not reported being trafficked for sex in strip clubs.

Broken Covenant: A Homeless Youth Organization’s Assault on Trafficking Is Making Women More Vulnerable” by Melissa Gira Grant for The Appeal

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