Individuals and a local church (First Baptist of Pomona) are assisting the police department in caring for young girls caught in sex trafficking, resourcing other organizations working with at risk youth and raising awareness on the issues of HT within the local school district.
Various individual are exploring areas of vulnerability within the city, partnering with other local organizations to raise awareness in the school district and developing training and awareness opportunities for the city law enforcement agencies and local non profit groups.
Business, non profits, faith communities and others have undertaken research on the issues of labor trafficking and in conjunction with Urban Initiatives, a Pasadena based non profit. The team are hoping to develop a grant application that would enable a permanent support worker to be available for this community. Previously the team in San Gabriel has been involved with raising awareness within the political field and developing materials that were disseminated through the media outlets specifically for use within the Chinese community
Discovering areas of vulnerability within downtown LA and investigating ways to proceed that would include an integrated approach.
California Area Partners
LA Anti Human Trafficking Task Force, CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking), Riverside Task Force, Pasadena U.S., New City Church, Pomona First Baptist, Hope Christian Fellowship, CB Fellowship, Fuller Seminary, Azusa Pacific, DayOne, PIHOP, California Against Slavery Act
West Palm Beach, Florida
Faith communities, the local police department, individuals and representatives for the local city are moving to lobby the city government to pass a resolution against the issue of HT. They are highlighting issues of labor trafficking within the business community and running awareness training with the local communities that are most at risk of trafficking. In addition they are exploring supporting the local police department with the Oasis freedom bags and raising awareness with other local neighboring communities.
South Florida Area Partners
Boca Raton/Florida AHTTF, The Florida catholic churches
Julia Luyster, Oasis Advocate - read Julia's blog
Other Traffick Free Community groups are in process and will be starting soon.
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