February 11- Faith Initiative to Abolish Trafficking

FIAT is a gathering of individuals and churches who have been called to fight human trafficking in Los Angeles. Our meetings equip and connect existing ministries, provide mentoring and support for those looking to start, and network the entire faith community to be able to stand up to the tragedy of slavery in our midst.

Join us for amazing speakers who inspire and motivate as well as for practical workshops to equip you to bring awareness and prevention to your community.

This is a FREE event run by volunteers, however we do incur costs for putting this on. We gladly accept donations of any amount to help cover our costs.

*Please note that although registration closes at 3:30pm the day before the event, you can still come and register at the door.

Event Schedule:

Registration, Exhibitor Tables, Coffee/Light Breakfast (Free)
 Prayer & Worship
 Workshop #1
 Workshop #2
 Panel Q & A
 Table Discussion and Networking
 Prayer & Close

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November 12-Faith Initiative to Abolish Trafficking


A Community of Faith Coming Together

Los Angeles has one of the highest rates of human trafficking of any city in the US. Churches across LA are coming together to do something about it.

The Faith Initiative to Abolish Trafficking (FIAT) is a gathering of churches who have been called to fight human trafficking in LA. FIAT meets quarterly with members of the Southern CA faith community to share what others are doing in their respective churches to fight trafficking. FIAT hosts powerful workshops, where participants can be trained to be speakers and outreach advocates, learn how to raise awareness and more.

Human Trafficking is taking place right here in Southern California. We’re doing something about it. Join us to end this injustice.

November 12: 9am-1pm (lunch included)

Magnolia Park UMC: 2828 W Magnolia Blvd Burbank, CA

For more information on this important event, please click here.






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October 8- 14th Annual Casa Youth Shelter Youth Leadership Conference


Casa Youth Shelter’s 14th Annual Youth Leadership Conference is a day of self-discovery, friendship, cultural exchange, leadership building, inspiration, and service. Attend a series of intensive workshops designed to educate and empower future leaders.

Dynamic keynote speaker  |  10 workshops to choose from  |  Community service hours  |  Lunch and opportunity drawings

Free for middle- and high-schoolers!

Register here!

Saturday, October 8, 2016
9:00am — 3:00pm (Check-in at 8:00am)


Los Alamitos High School
3591 Cerritos Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720


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January 24 – Justice Matters Sunday


Justice Matters Sunday

“For I, the Lord, Love Justice.” Isaiah 61:8

For our Justice Conference (JM5) this year, we will be partnering with our Riverside County Anti Human Trafficking Task Force and doing a Justice Matters Sunday on Jan. 24th, at Calvary Murrieta. The Task Force will be reaching out at various locations throughout the county to create awareness and provide education on how to identify and protect victims of this horrible crime. We desire to help create awareness in our church, as well as the community, and help mobilize the body of Christ in the fight against Human Trafficking. When Mary was criticized for anointing the feet of Jesus with oil, He commended her by saying,” “She did what she could do” (Mark 14:8). We don’t have to do everything, but we can all do something!

Our service times are 7:30 am, 9:30 am, and 11:30 am. All three services will have the same speakers and will be sharing on this topic. During second and third service, we will be offering various workshops, along with Sunday school for your children so you can attend them without distraction. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to attend a service and then attend one or two sessions of workshops. Lunch will be provided at no cost. Our gym will also be full of organizations that work both domestically and abroad to help further your education, answer questions, and offer opportunities for you to get involved.

Please invite your friends, family, and neighbors and join us on Sunday, January 24th. Please contact us for more information atinfo@justice-matters.com or call 951-677-5667 for more information.

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Hands that Heal Training – Vanguard University


Hands That Heal: International Curriculum to Train Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors provides a comprehensive approach to serving victims of trafficking and educating caregivers so that they may appropriately and effectively provide care and support. This curriculum was developed in two editions: Community-Based and Academic Edition.

The Hands That Heal Community-Based Edition is used in participatory, informal training sessions called Training of Trainers (TOTs) to prepare others to teach Hands That Heal in their community.


If you have questions about the event, please contact the Global Center for Women and Justice by email or at 714.966.6360. Registration fees are non-refundable.

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November 18 – How Technology is used to Recruit, Groom and Exploit Victims of Child Sex Trafficking


How Technology is used to Recruit, Groom and Exploit Victims of Child Sex Trafficking

November 18, 2015 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET 

he MECP and AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program invite you to participate in this month’s webinar entitled, “How Technology is used to Recruit, Groom and Exploit Victims of Child Sex Trafficking” with Maia Sciupac and Leah Treitman from Thorn, a nonprofit committed to driving innovative technology solutions to fight child sexual exploitation.

In 2012, Thorn, conducted a survey with child sex trafficking survivors, on the role technology played in their commercial sexual exploitation. Maia Sciupac and Leah Treitman will discuss the study and its findings. 

Presenters will:

  • Discuss the findings from the national survey of child sex trafficking survivors
  • Understand the role technology plays in recruitment, exploitation and the survivor’s escape
  • Learn how this data is utilized to combat human trafficking 


About the Presenters

Maia Sciupac

Program Manager, Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children

Maia works as a Program Manager for Thorn, a nonprofit that powers innovative technology solutions to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children. She also serves as a human trafficking consultant for Fox Valley Technical College/Department of Justice. Prior to Thorn, Maia came from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, where she spearheaded the Human Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T.) Watch Program, a nationally recognized, award-winning 5-point strategy to combat modern-day slavery. While at H.E.A.T. Watch, she developed several initiatives, such as an annual billboard campaign, graphic novel series, community engagement app, radio show, online H.E.A.T. Watch toolkit, and a weekly, multidisciplinary SafetyNet Program to address the stabilization and needs of at risk and involved CSEC youth.

In 2010, Maia worked directly with survivors as a Client Services & Outreach Fellow for Polaris, a national NGO dedicated to combatting domestic human trafficking. She also started her own radio show about modern-day slavery, and interned for The SOLD Project to raise money for educational scholarships for children at risk of commercial sexual exploitation in Thailand. Maia holds a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley, and is pursuing her M.B.A. from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Leah Treitman

Program Manager, Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children

Leah Treitman is the Program Manager for Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children. She works on many of Thorn’s programs, which are focused on using technology to prevent and combat child sexual exploitation. Thorn does this work by conducting research, developing tech tools, creating deterrence programs, and managing a technology task force that brainstorms and implements new solutions to this problem.

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