Media Outreach

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This page includes key media coverage of CHILDREN AT RISK, including press for events, research, and advocacy. This is frequently updated, so check back often. Be sure to tune in to KPFT 90.1FM in Houston every Monday from 3:00-4:00 for CHILDREN AT RISK’s weekly radio show Growing Up in America or click here to listen to past shows.

Press Contact: Rashena Lindsay Flagg

Public Relations Consultant: rashena@pretcfirm.com

February 18, 2017 – Texas must fully fund pre-K for low-income kids Dallas News Op-Ed advocating for the funding of Pre-K and early education, citing CHILDREN AT RISK’s Pre-K effectiveness report.

February 17, 2017 – Sanborn and Jones: High-quality pre-K is key to Texas’ future Houston Chronicle Op-Ed by CHILDREN AT RISK CEO/President Dr. Robert Sanborn and Steve Jones of PennTex advocating for the funding of Pre-K and early education.

February 16, 2017 -Why Houston remains segregated The Houston Chronicle reports on the housing segregation in Houston and cites CHILDREN AT RISK’s school rankings.

February 14, 2017 – Jean: From Foster Care to Selling Sex The Rivard Report reports on the vulnerability of foster care children to sex trafficking and cites Dixie Hairston, CHILDREN AT RISK CEASE Network North Texas Coordinator.

February 14, 2017 – When foster care couldn’t help this 16-year-old, she ran to a pimp The Texas Tribnue reports on the vulnerability of foster care children to sex trafficking and cites Dixie Hairston, CHILDREN AT RISK CEASE Network North Texas Coordinator.

February 4, 2017 – Houston’s Hosting The Super Bowl & A Growing Human Trafficking Industry Mintpress News reports on the human trafficking and cites a Harris County Attorneys Office and CHILDREN AT RISK joint press conference.

February 2, 2017 – Governor Greg Abbott Lists Protecting Life as One of His Legislative Priorities The Texas Insider reports on Gov. Abbot’s statement on funding Pre-K, quoting Dr. Sanborn and CHILDREN AT RISK’s research.

January 31, 2017 – Stiffer penalties needed to slow human trafficking My San Antonio reports on new efforts to combat Human Trafficking and cites CHILDREN AT RISK as well as Project AWESOME.

January 30, 2017 – Police are asking for your help in human trafficking cases ABC 13 KTRK reports on a human trafficking case resolved using the National Human Trafficking Hotline with Commentary from CHILDREN AT RISK CEO/President Dr. Robert Sanborn.

January 27, 2017 – Super Bowl, human trafficking super problem Fox26 reports on the preparations to stop human trafficking during the Super Bowl in Houston and the collaborative effort to shut down illicit massage parlors by CHILDREN AT RISK and the Harris County Attorney’s Office.

January 27, 2017 – A new attack on human trafficking Click 2 Houston reports on new efforts to combat human trafficking by the Harris Country Attorney’s Office using CHILDREN AT RISK’s research.

January 27, 2017 – County crackdown targets unlicensed massage parlors The Houston Chronicle Reports on new efforts to combat human trafficking using CHILDREN AT RISK’s research.

January 27, 2017 -Harris County Attorney Launches New Effort To Fight Human Trafficking In Houston Houston Public Media reports on new efforts to combat Human Trafficking, Project AWESOME, the join effort between CHILDREN AT RISK and the Harris County Attorney’s Office.

January 27, 2017 - Texas Lawmakers Unite on Human Trafficking Ethics Daily reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s Human Trafficking Advocacy Day.

January 25, 2017 – Texas Lawmakers, Advocates Seek Solution to Human Trafficking Spectrum news reports on CHILDREN AT RISK’s Human Trafficking Advocacy Day.

January 25, 2017 – Anti-sex trafficking legislation gets support at Capitol KXAN in Austin reports on new legislation and CHILDREN AT RISK’s efforts to support new bills against Human Trafficking.

January 14, 2017 – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announces new unit to combat human trafficking The Dallas Morning News reports on new efforts against human trafficking by the Attorney General’s office, citing CHILDREN AT RISK.

January 4, 2017 – It’s not quite the Alamo, but Texas cupcake skirmish could inform Trump’s ag pick The News Tribune reports on the possibility of Susan Combs becoming President-Elect Trumps Secretary of Agriculture with commentary from CHILDREN AT RISK’s Jenny Eyer.

January 4, 2017 – Groups raise awareness of human trafficking in advance of Super Bowl The Houston Chronicle Reports on several groups raising awareness on Human Trafficking during the Super Bowl, including the efforts of CHILDREN AT RISK.

January 3, 2017 – Here’s A Preview Of Education Issues Texas Lawmakers Could Tackle This Session KERA News reports on the upcoming Texas Legislative Session and CHILDREN AT RISK President/CEO Dr. Bob Sanborn’s opinion on student vouchers.

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