Volunteer Group Rescues Victims Of Minor Sex Trafficking

ACTION STEP AGAINST TRAFFICKING: We need a few more people to help with a video we're making.  Sound interesting?  See below for details.

"Saved In America" has helped in 60 child recoveries in the past three yearsFormer law enforcement officers, Navy SEALs and other former military members have banded together to form the non-profit "Saved In America".  According to their website, the group works directly with parents, law enforcement agencies, and NGO's to locate missing and runaway children – one of the groups most vulnerable to sexual exploitation. For victims of sexual exploitation, they assist in procuring legal representation, safe housing, and rehabilitative therapy.

A recent Simplemost Facebook article reports, "The co-founder of Saved in America, Joseph Travers, a chaplain and private investigator says he was moved to start the group after hearing the story of Brittanee Drexel, who disappeared in 2009. Drexel is believed to have been kidnapped, raped and murdered. “I knew that street gangs, prison gangs and cartels took over drug trafficking in the 1980s and then they took over sex trafficking at the turn of the century,” said Travers. “When I read about Brittanee Drexel, who disappeared off the face of the planet, I just knew gangs were involved.”

The article goes on to say, "Now, through investigation, surveillance and police collaboration, Travers’s team has assisted in 60 successful child recoveries in the last three years."

Parents aren't charged anything for the assistance of Saved in America.  “All we want to see is, we want to see the recovery of that child and it brought back to where its childhood is not stolen from him or her,” says Master Chief Kirby Horrell, a retired Navy SEAL.

Awesome!  Check out the Saved in America website to learn more.
Sue Ann

Want to learn more about the face of modern-day slavery? Visit www.hope4justice.org/learnmore/ 


ON THE CALENDAR
 4-11-18:  FREE "STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Join Forces for Prevention" Conference

When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  Registration at 7:30 am.  Conference ends at noon.
Where: Swinomish Casino, Anacortes
Guest Speakers:

  • Suamhirs Piraino-Guzman, Sr. Program Coordinator, WA Advisory Committee on Trafficking (WARM)
  • Catherine Crisham, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Human Trafficking

Breakout Groups: Law Enforcement/Social Worker, Education, Medical, General Public

Conference sponsored by Skagit Coalition Against Trafficking

RSVP to Diane Goetz at dianegoetz4@comcast.net
 

Men of Dignity "A Men's Rally for Holiness"
When: May 5, 2018; 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Hillcrest Chapel, Bellingham, WA
Details at www.MenofDignity.com


JOIN US AT THE NEXT HOPE4JUSTICE PUBLIC MEETING

The next Hope4Justice quarterly public meeting will be from 7-8:30 pm on May  15, 2018.  Put it on your calendar now!

Directions to Engedi Counseling Center: From Wiser Lake roundabout head North on Guide Meridian; immediately after Simple Box Storage Containers turn right into the driveway and drive to the second building on the left


TAKE ACTION
What can YOU do, right here and right now?

Volunteer to help with the Hope4Justice video!  

  • Prior to videotaping: One volunteer is needed to write lines of script on posterboards (between now and April 3, 2018)
  • Day of taping - April 14, 2018: 3-4 volunteers are needed to serve as building guides & "go-fors" to show actors where to go in building and help with miscellaneous tasks.
  • Contact info@hope4justice.orgto sign up.

Help distribute posters for the "STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING" conference to law enforcement & medical personnel/offices, educators, social workers and/or post them in public locations.  (Conference details at left.)

Email info@hope4justice to make arrangements to pick up posters.

Become part of the "Prayer Wall for Engedi Refuge Ministries" by signing up to pray for 30 minutes, once per week.  You'll receive prayer requests and updates via email. 

Emailinfo@hope4justice.org with "Prayer for Engedi" in the subject line.  Include your name & preferred day and time to pray.