Holly Austin Smith

Survivor of Child Sex Trafficking, Program Director for Dignity Health

Holly is a survivor of child sex trafficking and an activist against all forms of human trafficking and exploitation. Holly has testified before Congress and consulted for numerous organizations, including the Office for Victims of Crime, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and the AMBER Alert program. She is requested on a regular basis to provide testimony and input to law enforcement officials, legislators, social service providers, human trafficking task forces, and journalists. In 2014, Holly published an academic book titled Walking Prey: How America's Youth are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery. In 2015, Holly joined Dignity Health, the fifth largest health system in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California. As Patient Care Services Program Director, Holly oversees a program to recognize and respond to victims of human trafficking in the healthcare setting. (Married name: Holly Austin Gibbs)

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