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ABOUT US

Sex Trafficking
in America’s
Finest City

E3 Alliance aims to educate, activate and connect
the San Diego workforce to the strengthening
citywide movement to end sex trafficking.

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Our City’s Problem

Sex trafficking has gone by many names: prostitution, commercial sexual exploitation, child pornography, paid rape, survival sex and more. Any way you say it, it’s a lifetime of pain and trauma for victims.

San Diego is known as America’s Finest City, but we’re also known as a hotbed for commercial sexual exploitation. Sex trafficking is the second largest illicit industry in our city, and our community is home to vulnerable populations. You can help.

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About E3 Alliance

E3 Alliance: Employers Ending Exploitation is a San Diego business alliance of industry leaders willing to take a stance and take action to eradicate sex trafficking. Businesses of every size, from every industry are invited to join and become Employers Ending Exploitation.

E3 provides prevention education learning to activate members of the business community to be the eyes of the public.

San Diego by the Numbers

16 years old

The average age of entry of sex trafficking victim in San Diego is 16*

3,400+

Estimated 3,400+ people sexually exploited for money in San Diego annually*

Top 13

San Diego is included on the FBI’s list of top 13 U.S. cities with high-intensity child sex trafficking*

$810 Million

Estimated $810 Million spent annually in San Diego for the commercial sexual exploitation of people*

100% Trafficking Recruitment

Of 20 surveyed San Diego high schools, 100% report trafficking recruitment is taking place on campus*

80% from the US

A local study estimates 80% of commercially sexually exploited people in San Diego are born in the U.S.*

2nd Largest Illegal Industry

Sex trafficking is the 2nd largest illegal industry in San Diego*

77% in Hotels

77% of local commercial sexual exploitation takes place in hotels*

10am–12pm

The peak time sex is solicited online in San Diego is 10 am – 12 pm, during the typical work lunchhour*

63% on Company Property

63% of sexually exploited people confirm they’ve met buyers on company properties*

$670,625 Annual Income

The average annual income made by traffickers in San Diego is $670,625 for the sale of sex with children and adults.*

50% Contempt

Of posts made by buyers in a prostitution chat room, 50% express contemp for sex trafficking victims: they’re “meat” or “merchandise”*

43% of Buyers

A Chicago study found 43% of sex buyers believe if they pay, their victim should do anything they want*

76,696 Children Missing

According to a report by the State of California Department of Justice, 76,969 children were reported missing in 2019; 72,977 have been located, leaving 3,992 unaccounted for*

3,966 Children Missing in SD

According to the same report, 3,966 children in San Diego county were reported as missing in 2019; 804 remain unaccounted for

Meet the E3 Team

Stacey Williams (she/her/hers) Director, PCI Human Trafficking Prevention

Stacey Williams joined PCI, a Global Communities Partner, in July 2020 as the Director of the Human Trafficking Prevention Team. Stacey is a native New Yorker but…

Stacey Williams (she/her/hers) Director, PCI Human Trafficking Prevention

Stacey Williams joined PCI, a Global Communities Partner, in July 2020 as the Director of the Human Trafficking Prevention Team. Stacey is a native New Yorker but spent a great many years living and working in Eastern Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Her first career highlight was service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, which was the jumping off point to her work in social justice, focusing on health and human rights for women and girls.

After receiving her Masters in Public Health from Columbia University, Stacey moved to post-conflict Kosovo and managed shelters for survivors of human trafficking, providing and coordinating survivor-focused service and advocacy activities. During this time, Stacey was also the Balkans point-person on Human Trafficking. She moved between Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia as hotbeds for human trafficking while working for UMCOR, Mercy Corps, and IOM.

When Stacey’s first child was 2 months old, she relocated to Guinea, West Africa, and worked with The IRC unaccompanied minor program, supporting youth who had fled the wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Two additional children later, Stacey was living between a small village in Umbria, Italy and Kenya, working on various human rights-based projects. Stacey’s work the lead her to Sierra Leone post-Ebola outbreak, ensuring education, health, and safe family options for young girls orphaned by Ebola who were targets for human trafficking.
Stacey moved back to the US nine years ago to continue work on social justice issues in the communities where she resides. Her experience has provided an understanding of the vastness of global human trafficking; as well as an awareness of how human trafficking operates in the US, and the lack of awareness from those failing to recognize the exploitation happening in their own backyards.

In July 2020 Stacey and her three teen children relocated from the East Coast to San Diego to join the local efforts to combat human trafficking. In addition to her human rights work, Stacey is also a certified Kundalini Yoga + Meditation instructor and Holistic Wellness Coach which have been instrumental daily practices in her personal and professional life.

Hannah Allen (she/her/hers) Chief Program Officer, E3 Alliance

Hannah Allen officially joined PCI in December 2018 as the Sr. Program Manager to support the design and implementation of E3 Alliance: Employers Ending Exploitation. Hannah has…

Hannah Allen (she/her/hers) Chief Program Officer, E3 Alliance

Hannah Allen officially joined PCI in December 2018 as the Sr. Program Manager to support the design and implementation of E3 Alliance: Employers Ending Exploitation. Hannah has an extensive corporate background in the hospitality and casino industry and recognizes the opportunities businesses have in combatting sex trafficking and protecting vulnerable populations. She is passionate about activating the business sector as leaders in the fight against human trafficking through education and community engagement.

Marissa Cardwell (she/her/hers) Program Officer, E3 Alliance & Project Roots

Marissa Cardwell began her experience as a Girls Only! facilitator and the Program Coordinator for PCI’s Human Trafficking Prevention Programs. Marissa found her passion and drive to…

Marissa Cardwell (she/her/hers) Program Officer, E3 Alliance & Project Roots

Marissa Cardwell began her experience as a Girls Only! facilitator and the Program Coordinator for PCI’s Human Trafficking Prevention Programs. Marissa found her passion and drive to empower… girls, working at the Boys and Girls Club in the neighborhood where she grew up, after noticing that many of her childhood peers later became victimized by the sex industry and trafficking. As a result, Marissa made it her mission to help create a “village” to mentor and support youth to take a healthier path. Marissa learned early on the importance of positive representation and engaged local community members to join the village by participating in events such as career day, clothing and school supply drives and safe school walking programs. In an effort to “practice what she preached”, Marissa left PCI to finish school in 2014. In true PCI “boomerang” fashion, Marissa later came back as an intern with PCI’s Healthy Start Program as she completed her thesis to earn her MPH, with an emphasis on Global Health. Marissa was hired as a PCI Healthy Start Perinatal Navigator in 2019 and has recently transitioned back to her ROOTS as the Program Officer for both Project ROOTS and E3 Alliance.

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Our Contributors

We would like to thank the following people for giving their time and energy to support the creation of E3 Alliance:

The Survivor Leader Network of San Diego

Bianca
Morales-Egan

PCI

Peg Ross
PCI

MARJORIE SAYLOR
The Well Path & Survivor Leader Network of San Diego

Kathi Hardy
Freedom From Exploitation & Survivor Leader Network of San Diego

Crystal Isle
Formerly with Survivor Leader Network of San Diego

Susan Johnson
Alabaster Jar Project

Jeff Herman
Point Loma Nazarene University

Colette Mahon
Lawyers Club Human Trafficking Subcommittee

Susan Munsey
GenerateHope

Kim Berry Jones
Center for Justice & Reconciliation, Point Loma Nazarene University

Denise Thompson
San Diego Youth Services I CARE

Marisa Ugarte
Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition

Department of Justice
Human Trafficking Task Force

Jamie Gates
Point Loma Nazarene University

Grace Williams
Children of the Immaculate Heart

ULI IMHOFF HEINE
PCI, Global
Communities

MEGAN
MCLAUGHLIN

PCI, Global
Communities

JANET RUIZ
PCI

AMY SHARPE
HT Advisory Council
Healthcare Subcommittee

JANINE SCHOOLEY
PCI, Global
Communities

MARK O’DONNELL
PCI, Global
Communities

NIKOLOS OAKLEY
PCI, Global
Communities

JULIE LUBISI
PCI, GC, Project ROOTS

SEAN WALSH
PCI, GC, SDTPC

MARY-ELLEN BARRETT
SDCDA

BOB SULLIVAN
UCSD

STEFANIE ZABLE
Zable Family

GINGER SHAW
California Against
Slavery

CARRIE HESSLER-RADELET
PCI, Global
Communities

AMY SUNSERI
PCI, Global
Communities

NUBIA PACHECO
Global Communities

PAT CORRIGAN
Blue Lotus
Consulting

CHASE CHIAPPINO
SDC Sheriff's
Department

SUZY DAY
Free to
Thrive

CYNTHIA LUVLEE
Shyne San Diego

ROGER MARTIN
Humans Against
Trafficking

BEATRIZ PALOMINO YOUNG
Sempra Energy

AMI CARPENTER
USD

KEVIN CONNELLEY

HANNAH FARKAS
BEST Alliance

NICOLE ROCKWELL
BEST Alliance

JASMINE BIERNAKI

KATIE AMODEI
BEST Alliance

STEPHANIE BROWN
Manchester
Financial

EMILY EPSTEN
PCI, Global
Communities

HANNAH CONNOLLY
PCI, Global
Communities

MOLLY
ELDREDGE

Ryana Contreras
Point Loman Nazarene University

Chris Marsh
UBS Optimus

SUMMER STEPHAN
San Diego District Attorney

BUKI DOMINGOS
Survivor Leader Network San Diego

Ellora Nyhan, MSW
Survivor Leader Network of San Diego

BLVR

WAYNE SONG
BLVR

BONNIE MARATEA
PCI, Global Communities

ISRAEL FARRER

BETTINA HAUSMAN
PCI, Global Communities

AUSTIN CHOI FITZPATRICK
USD

MAUREEN SIMPSON
PCI, Global Communities

JESSICA AYALA
PCI, Global Communities

DAMIN STERLING
BLVR

AMBER LINGLE
PCI, Global Communities

MAUREEN SIMPSON
PCI, Global Communities

VIVIANA JIMENEZ CORIA
USD, Social Innovation

AMANDA LARSON
USD, Social Innovation

DARIA TOMSKY
USD, Social Innovation

DOMINICK GILETTE
USD, Social Innovation

DANIELLE DEIKE
USD, Social Innovation

AMBRIE BOSWORTH
USD, Social Innovation

Jessica Kim, MSW
Survivor Leader Network of San Diego; Center for Justice & Reconciliation, Point Loma Nazarene University

Gender Equity & Sex Positivity Student Organization
University of San Diego

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