Teresa J. Helm Joins NCOSE to Assist Sexual Abuse Survivors Seeking Justice

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WASHINGTON, DC (September 22, 2022) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) welcomes Teresa J. Helm as Survivor Services Coordinator for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

Ms. Helm is a lived-experience expert who has fought hard to bring justice against those who sexually assaulted and trafficked her through Jeffrey Epstein’s network. As a mentor and advocate in the movement for human dignity, Ms. Helm joins NCOSE to help survivors walk through the difficult, but often rewarding, process of civil litigation and public policy advocacy. (Full bio)

“We are grateful to have Teresa J. Helm join our team; her lived experience, knowledge of systems of exploitation, and heart for survivors of sex trafficking and sexual abuse are unparalleled and will serve to benefit the survivors we are helping to seek justice,” said Dawn Hawkins, CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

“Child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and the pornography industry have merged online fueling unprecedented trauma and harm. There is a fundamental need for survivors to seek legal remedies as they seek accountability from those who benefitted from their abuse. Our Law Center, of which Ms. Helm plays a significant role, is committed to championing the rights of survivors through the law.”

“I am pleased to join an organization with a commitment to help sexual abuse survivors fight back and pursue justice from those who have exploited them. My goal is to play a part in abolishing human trafficking, and I look forward to bringing that goal to fruition through my work at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation,” said Ms. Helm.

Ms. Helm holds an Associate of Applied Sciences degree (AAS) is a Certified Health and Life Coach, has worked in the ER as a Surgical Assistant, is a Student Midwife at Midwives College of Utah, and has an array of certificates in various fields of Women’s Healthcare.

About National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE)
Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national non-partisan organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health harms of pornography.

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NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.


The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.


NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.



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