Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation
CEASE Texas is a project funded through the Office of the Texas Governor aimed at reducing demand for human trafficking and illicit exploitative commercial sex. Sex trafficking exists because there is a receptive market of male buyers willing to purchase and exploit victims. If there are no buyers, there is no demand, and no demand means no victims. CEASE (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) Texas is a collaborative effort to end the demand for commercial sex and human trafficking victims in six key Texas regions: Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Galveston, and Midland/Odessa.
Who we are
CHILDREN AT RISK (C@R) is a 501(c)(3) organization with offices in Houston and Dallas dedicated to improving the lives of all children in Texas. C@R has been a leader in anti-human trafficking efforts in Texas since 2009 and C@R has been pioneering anti-demand strategies in Texas since 2014.
CEASE Texas is a project funded through the Office of the Texas Governor and aimed at reducing demand for human trafficking and illicit exploitative commercial sex. It is led by C@R’s Senior Staff Attorney, Jamey Caruthers (JCaruthers[@]childrenatrisk.org) and Staff Attorney Caroline Roberts (CRoberts[@]childrenatrisk.org)