Past: Human Trafficking Forum

Information from the Visalia Human Trafficking Forum is listed here.

Documentary: The Trafficked Life

Participating Organizations:
Family Services of Tulare County-Rape Crisis Center Among their other services, Family Services works with victims of human trafficking and does community outreach.

Tulare County District Attorney’s Office has a trained victim services staff who is focused on human trafficking outreach and education. the DAs office also leads the Human Trafficking Taskforce (calendar with meetings dates here)

Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council Bringing awareness to the issue of child abuse, including human trafficking. CAPC manages this human trafficking resource website and human trafficking newsletter (click to join the newsletter)

Magdalene Hope Bakersfield organization helping victims and survivors of sex trafficking.

Upcoming events:
Tour Against Trafficking Visit the link to see the tour schedule, sign up as a rider, and support a cause. Tulare County’s cause is funding for the county’s first safe house.  Click on Family Services of Tulare County to support.

Emcee/ Moderator: Rev. Suzy Ward, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Panelists:
-Filmmaker Michael Fagans, The Trafficked Life and also Director of strategic Communication for United Way of Kern County,
-Magdalene Hope President/Founder Doug Bennett, who worked on the film and speaks in the film.
Magdalene Hope Facility Director Angelica Lostaunau, who is also speaking as a survivor and is also in the film.
-Jennifer Noelani Boteilho, Program Manager of Family Services of Tulare County-Rape Crisis Center, who has worked in education and outreach as well as work with victims in Tulare County
Tulare DA’s Office investigator Martha Rodriguez of the Enhanced Violence Against Women Unit, who has investigated human trafficking cases, is active in the the Tulare County Anti Human Trafficking Taskforce and leads the Law Enforcement sub-committee.
-Brandi Nuse-Villegas, Human Trafficking Response Advocate for Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council, assist in research and communications of anti- human trafficking resources.

-There will be resource packets available
Here is where you can obtain more of the resources in the packet:
The HHS Rescue and Restore brochures and posters can be ordered for free here.
Downloadable Info Sheets:
Human Trafficking Fact Sheet (HHS)
Sex Trafficking Fact Sheet (HHS)
Labor Trafficking Fact Sheets (HHS)
Child Trafficking Fact Sheet
9 Action Steps for Tulare County
 Freedom Day Guide
Human Trafficking Forum Agenda and bios

Info from the Panel Discussion:

coming soon pending verification of referral information

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