As a mother of five and an accounting supervisor at a dialysis company, Marian Hatcher’s descent into prostitution was unintended. Domestic violence and depression led her to crack cocaine use, disappearing into the streets of Chicago. A drug habit supported through prostitution spiraled into trafficking, kidnapping, rape, and violent beatings. Ms. Hatcher turned her life around after incarceration and serves now as Senior Project Manager/Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office of Public Policy. She develops strategies to assist women exiting “the life” and spearheads several anti-trafficking efforts, including the “National Johns Suppression Initiative,” a nationwide effort with more than 80 participating law enforcement agencies targeting sex buyers—the driving force of sex trafficking and prostitution.
“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
— Micah 6:8