Fight to End Exploitation, United States
Karri Hemmig is the co-founder and executive director of Fight to End Exploitation, a recognized leader and collaborative network that fights human trafficking in Wisconsin. With over 25 years of non-profit development experience, she has been the recipient of numerous awards recognizing her innovative strategies in anti-trafficking work, including the first recipient of the City of Racine's Unsung Hero Award. Karri first developed and now oversees a specialized, professional advocacy team that has assisted over 400 sex and labor trafficking victims. She is a member of several law enforcement task forces and participates in proactive recovery efforts in partnership with federal, state, and regional agencies. She specializes in developing and leading customized training for professionals who work with sexually exploited and high-risk individuals. Karri also currently serves as the human trafficking support specialist for the Racine Police Department in Racine, WI, and as an associate with the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College.
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