Alexis Kennedy, YAP Board member and Criminal Justice Professor at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), was recently honored with a 2018 Community-Based Research Award for a study that interviewed survivors of human trafficking. In her research, she sought the input of these exploited youth, to get insight into their needs, their experience and what they might recommend for serving their population.
"They are the true content experts in this area but are rarely asked their opinions,” Kennedy said. “Sharing their experiences will shape programs across the U.S. Their strength is amazing, and I am honored to be able to give them a voice.”
We are thankful for the many years of guidance Dr. Kennedy has provided as a member of our board, as well as consultation with our program in Las Vegas that works with survivors of human trafficking.