Shared Hope International has released Gang TRAP (Trafficking Response and Prevention) Video Series is a unique training video designed to address the growing trend of sex trafficking cases perpetuated by criminal street gangs. The video targets law enforcement, service providers and prosecutors, offering instruction on gang trafficking dynamics, recruitment and control tactics, professional challenges commonly experienced with these cases, therapeutic response and collaboration. The four-part (60 minutes) video series incorporates interviews with experts and survivors across the United States.
Freedom Summit, America’s largest community-based anti-human trafficking event is happening on May 9th, 2015 at Levi’s Stadium – the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. The event will feature prominent local and national trafficking experts, survivors, Congressional delegates, athletes and musicians.
“While human trafficking is a 365 day, 24/7 problem, the Bay Area hosting Super Bowl 2016 is the call to action needed for everyone to get in the game to say this won’t happen here,” states the Bay Area Against Human Trafficking.
BAAHT has be a forerunners for California in collaborative, multi-agency response to human trafficking and the Freedom Summit has provided a wealth of information, based on experience on addressing human trafficking. The Freedom Summit is a biennial conference that serves as a catalytic event to bring San Francisco Bay Area abolitionists, communities and organizations together around the issue of Human Trafficking.
Freedom Summit speakers include Polaris Project founder Brad Myles, Co-Chair Freedom Summit & Exec Dir BAATC Betty Ann Boeving, Made In a Free World founder Justin Dillon, and other experts and service providers, plus performaces by Jars Of Clay.
For more information, go to http://www.2015.freedom-summit.org/
Are you , your business, or organization in the Central Valley and do you or could you provide a service to assist those who have survived exploitation or those at risk?
(Not sure? See list of needed services here)
Tulare, Fresno, Kern, and Madera Counties have been added to the GraceCity app, a centralized, user-friendly mobile resource app allowing first responders immediate access to long and short term services for exploited and at-risk individuals.
This app will be used by those working with those at-risk or affected by human trafficking and is a major asset in successfully preventing human trafficking and helping survivors to thrive beyond human human trafficking.
We need all those who might have a useful service to sign up in order for the GraceCity app to provide the benefits for which it was designed.
Who should sign up?
This includes primary services, such as health services, social services, mental health services, pro-bono legal services, dental care, housing, etc.
This ALSO includes services that help clients make a new life and thrive outside exploitation, such as child care, job training, tattoo removal, beauty services, tutoring, mentoring, life skills training, etc.
If you know of or are an organization that is interested in being a part of this app, please go to http://www.thegracenetwork.org/resource/ and click the pink agency registration flag in the top right hand corner, labelled, “Join The Fight.”
Note: The GraceCity app is currently available to download on iPhone and Android. Central Valley resources have not yet been launched.