A new investigative counsel for the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee had a secret past: working undercover to bring child predators to light.
Jordan Kaye, who joined the committee with the minority side in December, was part of a joint Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and FBI operation targeting human trafficking. As part of the FBI's Project Innocence Lost Task Force for two years, she went undercover to stop child prostitution in the District of Columbia. Since the task force was formed in June 2003, more than 2,700 children nationally have been rescued from sexual slavery, according to the FBI.
After more than two years on the force, Kaye became the policy and outreach manager for FAIR Girls, a non-profit organization that is working to end the sexual exploitation of girls. She has advocated for the passage of the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Human Trafficking Act of 2011, which was introduced by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) but never made it beyond committee.