A Future. Not a Past
Our initial work to end child sex trafficking was focused mainly on serving victims. Several years after Angela’s House was established, we realized that if you just save victims, there will always be a new victim to save. To truly protect children, you need to create a culture that will prevent further exploitation by pimps and buyers. So in 2007, we created A Future. Not A Past. (AFNAP), a landmark campaign designed to fight the demand for the prostitution of our children in Georgia. We address the issue through a four-tiered strategy of research, prevention, intervention and education.
Some of our accomplishments include commissioning research to quantify the extent of the problem in Georgia; training over 3,000 law enforcement officers; and successfully advocating for Georgia HB200, which modified and expanded the scope of Georgia’s Human Trafficking Law. A Future. Not A Past. has been replicated in states across the country.