In 2016, Jeri was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs for her work in improving the lives of trafficking survivors. She is a human trafficking subject matter expert and consultant for many entities within the U.S. Department of Justice and Homeland Security. She has worked for the past 21 years with youth and adult high-risk individuals, developing and overseeing programs, curriculum and training content to combat CSE, human trafficking, gangs, and violence against youth and women. Jeri is Shoshone/Cree and she is an expert on Native issues and human trafficking in Indian Country. As someone who has been personally impacted by this kind of violence, she knows first-hand the individual and the collective toll it can take. She has made it her mission to bring awareness, education, and tools to equip communities and front-line professionals to be able to recognize and respond to trafficking and violence, while empowering survivors to engage in anti-trafficking work.