Lisa Thompson

Vice President of Policy and Research

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

As Vice President of Policy and Research for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Lisa conducts analysis on the wide-ranging web of sexual abuse and exploitation issues, with an emphasis on the public health harms of pornography. She also liaises with public officials, advocates, and academics to promote policies aimed at the prevention of harms associated with issues such as child sexual abuse, child-on-child harmful sexual behaviors, sexual objectification, pornography, stripping, prostitution, sexual trafficking, sexual assault, and more. Lisa routinely speaks and trains on sexual abuse and exploitation topics for a diverse range of audiences.

Lisa joined NCOSE following nearly two years with World Hope International where as Director of Anti-Trafficking, Lisa oversaw its sex trafficking recovery programs in Cambodia, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Lisa served for more than 12 years as the Liaison for the Abolition of Sexual Trafficking for The Salvation Army USA National Headquarters. Lisa is a contributing author to Hands that Heal: International Curriculum for Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors, as well as the book Global Perspectives on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: Europe Latin America, North America, and Global.