𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 Washington Post 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤! 𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.”Created in 2018, Collective Liberty is already getting noticed for its 21st-century approach to an age-old problem. “Click through to read the full profile! When possible, we leverage our platforms to elevate our partners and their work, and are happy that Delaware partners were highlighted in this story for their pioneering work at the AG and financial crimes level.
This Washington Post Magazine Feature was supposed to fall on 2020 SXSW Pitch as part of our SXSW publicity – and we are grateful they still ran the piece despite SXSW being canceled as a precaution around #COVID.
Excerpt below. Click through to read the full piece!
Recognizing that local governments didn’t yet have the resources or knowledge to fight the problem, Keyhan shifted to the nonprofit world to take a more direct approach, first as director of “disruption strategies” at Polaris, a D.C.-based nonprofit that operates the National Human Trafficking Hotline. “But there was a huge gap when it came to tech-related solutions,” Keyhan told me. “After a few years, we realized [something like Collective Liberty] didn’t exist but was necessary. So we said, ‘I guess we’re the ones who have to do it.’ ”
Keyhan pulled together a team with backgrounds in law enforcement, technology and data for her new project. She wanted to find a less whack-a-mole approach to ending human trafficking by “stopping criminal behavior altogether.”
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