Guest Speaker: Dr. Shannon Meyer, FBI at the May 16, 2017 Hope4Justice public meeting

We are excited to announce that Dr. Shannon Meyer will be our guest speaker at the next Hope4Justice public meeting. Shannon has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with specific clinical and empirical expertise in violence and victimization as well as advanced training in trauma and PTSD.
 
She has presented the results of her work at professional conferences, has published in peer review journals, and has served as an expert witness in District, Superior, and Supreme Courts in New York and Washington State.
 
Shannon is currently a Victim Specialist with the FBI, serves as a member of the Seattle FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Team, and teaches at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Additionally, she teaches at Seattle University where she is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice.
 
Shannon is happily married to a retired Law Enforcement Executive and has a daughter who is just finishing her first year of college. She hopes to certify her young German Shepherd as a Crisis Response Canine, with a focus on serving the needs of first responders.
  
At the May 16, 2017 Hope4Justice public meeting, Shannon will outline the role of the FBI in addressing Human Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation nationally, as well as in this region of the country. She will also discuss the ways in which the FBI can support local organizations in their work, with special attention paid to the role that Victim Specialists can play in these endeavors.

Join us to hear what Shannon has to share!
SAH


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HAPPENINGS IN
WHATCOM COUNTY

Royal Family Kids Camp 18th Annual Drive-By Giving Event in partnership with Cruisin’ Coffee and the Soft Rock KAFE 104.1FM Radio Station is Friday, May 12, 2017. Members of the community come together in this annual event to support the needs of abused and neglected kids in Whatcom and Skagit counties.
Date:  Friday May 12th, 2016
Time:  6:00am – 9:00am
Locations:  All Cruisin Coffee locations in Whatcom and Skagit County
Goal: $35,000 in scholarships for kids to attend Royal Family KIDS Camp
NOTE:  If you'd like to contribute supplies to help make this summer's camp a success, check out the list and bring your item(s) to the May 16th Hope4Justice Public Meeting: Craft supplies,Art materials,Dress-up clothing,Office supplies,Photo printing paper,Snacks

(Email bellingham.rfkc@gmail.com with questions or for more information.)
TAKE ACTION/YOU CAN HELP!  

Since January, IJM advocates across the country have been gathering signatures in their communities on a petition to urge President Trump and Congress to fully fund the End Modern Slavery Initiative (EMSI).   The IJM Freedom Commons website says "The initiative was passed in December and now we must work hard to get it funded".  Friday, May 5th was a "tweet in" day but you can still let Congress know your wishes.

Call or use social media NOW to urge our senators and representatives to fund the End Modern Slavery Initiative (EMSI). Find twitter contact info for your senator and representatives HERE.  Find email or phone contact info HERE.
JOIN US
Hope4Justice public meetings
are from 7-8:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Engedi Counseling Center, 7370 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264.  (From Wiser Lake roundabout head North on Guide Meridian; immediately after Simple Box Storage Containers turn right into the driveway and drive to the right and toward the back. The Counseling Center is the second building.)