Jessica is a nationally recognized survivor leader that has built a national network of tattoo artists & removal specialists who provide services to survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, former gang members, and overcomers of self-harm and addiction. Jessica trains in Iconography, the history of human-trafficking tattoos, and on her lived experience. She has over 20 yrs around the tattoo industry and she specializes in tattoo identification, & she has over 11 years as an advocate in anti-trafficking. She has served as an expert witness in trafficking cases in Georgia and Alabama. She has been a keynote and a presenter at conferences and trainings across the US and in Canada. Her work is known in the anti-trafficking & tattoo industry across the nation. Jessica has trained over 15,000 law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community advocates, medical professionals, and more nationally and internationally.
Outside of ARI, Jessica is a Peer Support Counselor and provides Art therapy to Behavioral Health Centers & Safe homes.
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