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Jessica Lamb

Founder of A.R.I.

Jessica Lamb is the Founder and Executive Director of A.R.I. She is a recognized Survivor Leader and Speaker who addresses iconology, tattoo identification & the history of human trafficking brandings. She has been working in anti trafficking for over 10 years.  She has built a national network of trauma-informed tattoo removal specialists and tattoo artists who provide services to survivors of sex trafficking, former gang members, and individuals in substance abuse & self-harm recovery.

Jessica trains medical personnel, universities, law enforcement, and communities nationally and internationally on the history and impact of human trafficking removals and cover-ups and on her lived experience.  She serves on task forces, coalitions, and as survivors’ voice on advisory boards. ARI’s work is known nationally in the tattoo industry and in the anti-trafficking movement, as well as in the field of mental health and recovery networks.

Jessica has created a network of shops that became Georgia’s first National Safe Place sites for at-risk youth and are safe havens for those receiving services. In 2018, her team launched “Beyond Ink” which provides trauma-informed counseling, high school diplomas along with graduations, life coaching, job readiness referrals, and safe housing referrals.  ARI has had the honor of serving survivors from Georgia to California through reputable service providers and specialists.

In 2021 & 2022 Jessica was voted as one of Georgia’s top 40 influencers,  Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Entrepreneur of the Year,  Georgia Trends 40 under 40 & has been featured in over 20 local and national publications.

Outside of ARI, Jessica is a Georgia native, writer, a freelance artist, works as an art instructor at safe homes and in Behavioral Health facilities, art therapist, and she is a mother.