Melea Stephens, LPC, MMFT

NCOSE_Board Member_Melea Stephens LPC MMFT

Board Member

Melea Stephens is a practicing marriage and family therapist and an activist leader against sexual exploitation in her home state of Alabama. She is the founder of the Alabama Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (ALACESE) and Rescue Innocence Movement, a nonprofit created to protect this generation of children from the harms of sexual exploitation through prevention, education, and legislation.

Since 2012, Melea has organized several city and statewide events and public awareness campaigns. Through the Rescue Innocence Movement and with the help of NCOSE and local leaders, she has been instrumental in the launch of the nation’s fist emergency unit for pediatric survivors of sex trafficking at UAB Hospital. Melea often speaks publicly on topics such as the public health crisis of pornography and currently serves on the advisory team for Camille Place, a residential treatment program for female survivors ages 6-19.

Melea received her BA in Human Development and Family Studies from Samford University and her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University. She resides in Birmingham, AL with her loving husband and two children.

Articles by Melea Stephens, LPC, MMFT

Giving the Gift of Innocence at Christmas

Have you ever wondered if there is a fun and effective way to combine pornography prevention with the magic and cheer of Christmas?  Well, guess what? There most definitely is! When our local Director of Development, Tiffany Voss, told me she wanted the Alabama Coalition to have an awareness tent at an outdoor Christmas festival,…

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