News surrounding domestic trafficking often focuses on policy and rescue, but after being “saved” survivors find themselves in the same vulnerable circumstances that initially led to exploitation. Here, Dr. Kimberly Melhman-Orozco documents this plight: “What the sex trafficking headlines fail to convey and the public doesn’t understand is that sex trafficking survivors continue to be erroneously criminalized and/or re-victimized, following identification.” Empower Her Network exists so that survivors with a will for independence have a path to get there.