The show's executive producer Neal Baer was interviewed by The Deadbolt . com. Baer was in Boston speaking to a class at Harvard when he learned about human trafficking and researched the topic. He said the story line came out of real life.
My experience comes from training I developed for the State of California Peace Officers on the proper response to human trafficking and the trafficking of minors. Before my exposure to the subject matter experts I worked with, I had no clue. My entire knowledge was based on what I learned in the media and TV.
I am pleased to see a television show like Law & Order SVU getting it right and depict trafficking as the serious problem it is for the young girls in our communities. Or celebrities like Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore making a difference with their Foundation - www.demiandashton.com. I worked with Ashton and Demi on an anti-child sex trafficking video for law enforcement and it was a real pleasure because of their comment to the this worthwhile cause