As Founder and President of Fighting Against Trafficking Organization and a consultant on policy, services, and effective strategies in the fight to end sex trafficking, Sally’s impactful work on this issue and her personal experiences bring value to the fight as society becomes engaged on the reality of the topic.
A mother of six and grandmother of two. As a survivor of childhood abuse, human trafficking and domestic violence, Sally has focused her work on successfully championing the cause of victims’ rights of sexual crimes, domestic abuse and violence against women and children.
Sally’s expertise has been utilized by legislators throughout the Midwest to help pass new and stronger sex trafficking and domestic violence legislation. Most recently, her testimony to the Nebraska Legislature was essential in the passage of one of the most expansive set-aside and sealing laws for survivors of sex trafficking in the country.
Sally has provided expert consultation with the Creighton Human Trafficking Initiative (HTI Labs), Women’s Fund of Omaha, the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force, North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force, 31:8 Project, Piedmont Fire Department, F.A.S.T Ride, City Of Sturgis, National Survivor Network, Polaris Project and as of recent the NE Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence…
In 2017 Sally won a supreme court case in South Dakota, creating caselaw across the country, thus giving victims who suffered severe abuse, who are able to prove they have long suffered and currently still suffer from that abuse, the ability to take their perpetrator (abuser / trafficker) to civil court for jury trial and pursue punitive damages, for a much needed chance at a normal life.
Sally finds peace and solitude by giving hope to all those still trapped in their Hell a VOICE.
“This is where SILENCE ends and FREEDOM begins” Sally