When Shirley Franklin was mayor of Atlanta, a movement began to bring awareness, prevention and tougher legislation regarding the sexual exploitation of children.
In 2006, Mayor Franklin made national news with the Dear John Campaign:
When Shirley Franklin held a press conference about that Dear John Campaign she also revealed something else.
Rose Scott talks with Franklin about her personal story in this 2012 interview:
Shirley Franklin has talked about getting young people involved in advocacy work regarding human trafficking issues.