Bringing the Central Valley together to end human trafficking in our communities- Feb. 19-26, 2012

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Action of The Day #4: Be Prepared To Be A Lifeline

Read through Signs Of Human Trafficking
Take the time to familiarize yourself with the signs of possible human trafficking so that you can be alert to red flags that might indicate a human trafficking situation.
If you work in health or social services or law enforcement, read and download indicators of human trafficking specific to your field, and other job related resources, provided by U.S. Health and Human Services.
If you are in education, assessment tools and resources are available through the U.S. Dept. of education and other sources here.


Action of the Day #3: Be Educated

Take the time to think: What questions do you have about human trafficking? What do you recognize that you don’t know? What is some key information that would help you be more equipped to respond to the reality of human trafficking in your community? These are excellent starting points.
Check out the information and resource links on this website. Central Valley Justice Coalition has a wealth of information on human trafficking and local information.
Look at our book list on our Go Forward Action+Resource Booklet and consider a book to read. Subscribe to blogs and news feeds such as CNN Freedom Project, Not For Sale, and Polaris Project and locally with the CVJC website.
Get connected with local organizations, or larger ones, to get more information.
Need help or suggestions? Email CVJC or call 752-1865.
Being educated is crucial to “smart activism” and effectively engaging our community in the effort to bring freedom where there is injustice.

Freedom Week Promo

Slavery exists here, but we can do something about it:
Promo, 3 min. version

Freedom Week Promo, 3 Min. from Central Valley Justice Coalition on Vimeo.

1 min. version

Freedom Week Promo- 1 Min. version from Central Valley Justice Coalition on Vimeo.
To download for use at your church and to share, go to the Vimeo page.

Training/ Movie Screening At FPU Added!

Fresno Pacific University is hosting two events during Freedom Week.
On Wednesday, February 22, at 6:00 p.m., there will be a screening of Sex+Money:The National Search For Human Worth, a documentary focused on sex trafficking in the U.S.
On Thursday, February 23, at 6:00 p.m., Faith.Hope.Love is presenting a Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Prevention training. The training is intended to help participant to understand the tricks used to lure minors into sex trafficking and the signs that indicate that a minor may be a victim of human trafficking. This training is highly recommended for people connected with foster care, education, health care, as well as parents, churches, and anyone who interacts with minors.
Please RSVP at if you are going.
Faith.Hope.Love is a ministry dedicated to the prevention of domestic minor sex trafficking.

Volunteer Training For California Against Sexual Exploitation Act

During the Freedom Week activities, we plan to give participants the opportunity to add their name to a petition to get a significant piece of legislation on the November California state ballot. We need volunteers trained to help. On Saturday, Jan. 15,  Natischa Shaver will hold a training for those interested in helping gets signatures for the California Against Sexual Exploitation Act. The training will be at 11:00 a.m. at the Revue, 620 E Olive Ave.(hey training AND you can buy a delicious beverage)

Slated for the November 2012 California Ballot, the California Against Sexual Exploitation Act will deter traffickers with higher penalties and fines, use fines to fund victim services, remove barriers to prosecute child sex traffickers, mandate training for law enforcement officers, require convicted sex traffickers to register as sex offenders, require all sex offenders to disclose Internet accounts, and protect victims in court proceedings.
Join the team of dedicated volunteers across California to gather signatures for this monumental initiative between now and April 2012. We need all the help we can get to gather signatures.

The training will give all the information about the initiative and how to get signatures.
RSVP with Fresno Area Volunteer Leader Natischa at
For more information, go to


Volunteer Meeting Feb. 18

We will have a volunteers’ meeting Wednesday, January 18, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Fresno First Baptist church campus, 1400 Saginaw Ave., Room 302. If you are interested in helping with Freedom Week, please come.
We will explain the teams and volunteer needs and break up into teams.
We also have a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11. at 11:45 a.m. at the same location, for those who can make it.
Check out our volunteer opportunities page for more information.
If you cannot make the meetings, contact us at or call 725-1865.

Nefarious Screening Added To Schedule!

The Freedom Week schedule has just be updated!
Northpointe Church is hosting a screening on the movie Nefarious on Monday, February 20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The Northpointe campus is located at 4625 W. Palo Alto Ave. Fresno.
The River Church be hosting a pre-screening on Wednesday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m. for leaders and those who want to help promote the film in their community. Please RVSP to the Central Valley Justice Coalition at if you are interested in attending.

Human Trafficking Is Happening In The Central Valley

This beautifully made documentary by Central Valley Against Human Trafficking expresses well the need that compels us to come together to do Freedom Week. Please join us and share with others.

Introducing Freedom Week 2012

For the first time, Fresno will proclaim February 19-26 as Freedom Week, a time to learn more about the reality of human trafficking, for the church to seek God’s heart concerning the issue, and for all of us to come together to take action.  We invite you to help make this first Freedom Week a success by seeking out how you can participate and inviting those you know to join in. Please view our pages on how to get involved.

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