September 11 – SOLD Film Screening + Q&A

Join the Global Center for Women and Justice and the More Priceless Than Diamonds Luncheon Committee for a special screening of 

SOLD: Fighting the New Global Slave Trade
with Q&A with Director/Producer Jody Hassett Sanchez

Watch the trailer here.

SOLD: Fighting the New Global Slave Trade
Thursday, September 11
6:30 p.m.
Lido Theater
3459 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA 92663

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August 7 – LBHTTF meeting Thursday, 8/7/14 at 11:30-12:30

We wanted to remind you of our upcoming Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force meeting this Thursday.

Date: Thursday, August 7th
Time:  11:30 -12:30 PM
Location: First Lutheran Church, 905 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA (in the undercroft in the main sanctuary)Please find our agenda here.

Please find the most recent Human Trafficking Legislation (Federal and State) List compiled by Crittenton here.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Thank you!

Mission: The LBHTTF is a multidisciplinary, survivor-centered, collaborative community effort by law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations to combat human trafficking by identifying, rescuing and empowering survivors and assisting in the prosecution of traffickers.

Vision: LBHTTF strives to be a community-based entity that provides unparalleled resources/services to the victims of human trafficking through collaboration and cooperation of all the partners.

May 15 – Avoid the Trap – Human Trafficking Awareness

Guest Speakers Rachel Thomas, Dr. Barbara Hernandez, Psy.D LMFT and LBPD Lieutenant Dan Pratt discuss the effects and prevalence of modern-day slavery on our youth. There were over 1,300 child cases reported in the last two years in California.

Thursday, May 15
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Poly High School Auditorium
1600 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813

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May 3 – How Gangs are Seducing Teen Girls into Sex Trafficking


 The SEQ HOPE Foundation and Purple Reign Life Skills Center Founders: 

If you missed the last child sex trafficking training on March 29th, we have another one coming!

During the last event, we played a snippet of an interview with a pimp, and the response was overwhelming.  A lot of people have inquired about hearing the interview in its entirety, and we now have a session dedicated to knowledge of sex trafficking straight from the perspective of a former pimp who now is a psychologist.

Everyday, we see new “missing” posters on social media about girls who are missing.  A lot of times, these girls are being lured from their homes by men posing as “young men” who are interested in having a relationship when in reality, they are luring these girls into their “stable” of trafficked teens.

We often think that when a young girl runs away, “she’s fast, so I’m going to teach her a lesson and not go look for her.”  That treatment is one of the reasons why young girls are stuck in a life of trafficking.  Pimps are preying on young girls who don’t have a great relationship with their parents, teens who are neglected at home, teens that are being abused, and teens that are feeling depressed.

You ask me, “Well, how does he know all of that?”
Are her social media accounts wide open for someone to see what she’s posting?  Do you see what she’s posting?  It’s so important to know how to protect your teens from pimps, and it’s also important to know how to prevent the interaction from ever occurring.  Come get informed in this free training.
As seating is limited, RSVP’s are required for this FREE event.

Ensure Justice Annual Conference – Vanguard University

Dates: March 7 – 8, 2014

Ensure Justice ConferenceWhy is SHE a Slave?Global Child Trafficking: Prevention and Intervention
Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA

 Early Bird General Registration – $99Early Bird Student Registration – $45Click Here for 2014 RegistrationLearn about our 2014 SpeakersConference Schedule – March 7-8, 2014

Check back regularly for speakers, schedules, and registration updates!

Location: Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Main sessions held in Newport Mesa Church

Directions and Map

Hotel Information –
SPECIAL ROOM RATE: $89/night, including Breakfast at
Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa
3131 S Bristol
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Questions? Trouble with Registration?
Call us! 714-966-6360