Sister of Mercy Jeanne Christensen lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and serves as the justice advocate against human trafficking for the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community. She is actively involved in many local, county, state and national anti-human trafficking groups, and is a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking. Her academic work was in sociology and social work, and previous ministries included justice coordinator for her community, and director and victims' advocate of a diocesan peace and justice office.  She serves on several other boards, and volunteers with a transitional housing program for women with children.

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Trafficking calls for action from us all

I was frustrated to know my home state, Missouri, is lagging behind in protections for child sex trafficking victims. Human trafficking is a complex tragedy that interconnects with many other social justice issues. None of us can afford to look away or remain silent.