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1 in 3 runaways that are out on the streets will be solicited by a sex buyer, or engaged with a trafficker.

In this revealing conversation, our guest Heidi Chance shares her powerful transition from a routine patrol officer to an undercover detective focused on combating sex trafficking. Heidi sheds light on the face-to-face encounters she’s had with vulnerable juveniles as well as their captors, and the heart-wrenching stories that led her to take action. You'll hear about the challenges of working with limited resources in a high-demand field, as she paints a vivid picture of the complexities and dangers involved in her work. Heidi’s passion for mitigating this crisis has led to the conception of A Chance for Awareness, a program that offers law enforcement training, as well as community sex trafficking awareness via her coaching, training and presentations.

Join us as we discuss:
  • The pivotal role of technology, including the dark web and social media, in perpetuating the problem
  • The evolving dynamics of sex trafficking, including the disturbing trend of younger victims, both boys and girls
  • The tactics used by traffickers to control their victims, including substance addiction, and the interconnection between the opioid crisis and sex trafficking
  • Heidi’s mission: dedicated to raising awareness about sex trafficking and educating law enforcement officers on how to tackle these investigations effectively
  • The significance of community involvement, reporting, and Good Samaritan laws in combating sex trafficking
To make sure you never miss an episode of The Opioid Matrix, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, the website, or your favorite podcast player.

Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for The Opioid Matrix in your favorite podcast player.
1 in 3 runaways that are out on the streets will be solicited by a sex buyer, or engaged with a trafficker. In this revealing conversation, our guest Heidi Chance shares her powerful transition from a routine patrol officer to an undercover detective focused on combating sex trafficking. Heidi sheds light on the face-to-face encounters she’s had with vulnerable juveniles as well as their captors, and the heart-wrenching stories that led her to take action. You'll hear about the challenges of working with limited resources in a high-demand field, as she paints a vivid picture of the complexities and dangers involved in her work. Heidi’s passion for mitigating this crisis has led to the conception of A Chance for Awareness , a program that offers law enforcement training, as well as community sex trafficking awareness via her coaching, training and presentations. Join us as we discuss: The pivotal role of technology, including the dark web and social media, in perpetuating the problem The evolving dynamics of sex trafficking, including the disturbing trend of younger victims, both boys and girls The tactics used by traffickers to control their victims, including substance addiction, and the interconnection between the opioid crisis and sex trafficking Heidi’s mission: dedicated to raising awareness about sex trafficking and educating law enforcement officers on how to tackle these investigations effectively The significance of community involvement, reporting, and Good Samaritan laws in combating sex trafficking To make sure you never miss an episode of The Opioid Matrix, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, the website, or your favorite podcast player. Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for The Opioid Matrix in your favorite podcast player. read more read less

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