In an effort to combat the illicit business of human trafficking around large sporting events, the McCain Institute Decision Theater established a platform for increasing awareness of the incidences of sex trafficking around major sporting events. Utilizing the research of Dr. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, Director of the ASU Office for Sex Trafficking Intervention Research and Thorn – Digital Defenders of Children, the Decision Theater Network gave legislators and law enforcement officials with a tool to examine real-time data on sex trafficking at Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix.

This project reflects the multi-disciplinary aspect of the Decision Theater Network by convening the fields of humanitarian action, social work and law enforcement, while leveraging the use of technology, data collection and data visualization.

For more information on our work to counter human trafficking click here.