Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Central Valley Justice Coalition

Partnering to prevent human trafficking

Fresno, CA

Mission

Partnering with the church and community to prevent human trafficking.

Ruling Year

2016

Executive Director

Ryan Townsend

Main Address

PO Box 6099

Fresno, CA 93703 USA

Keywords

human trafficking prevention, partnerships, at-risk,

EIN

81-0761794

 Number

3741600912

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of “labor or services," such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will.

The factors that each of these situations has in common are elements of force, fraud, or coercion that are used to control people. Then, that control is tied to inducing someone into commercial sex acts, or labor or services. Every year, human traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits by victimizing millions of people around the world, and here in the United States. Human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world and the second largest.

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Charting Impact

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Central Valley Justice Coalition is a faith-based non-profit organization made up of churches, agencies, and passionate individuals who are responding to God's heart for justice to prevent human trafficking in California's Central Valley.

Our mission is to partner with the church and community to prevent human trafficking.

Prevention:

We believe education is the first step in preventing and intervening in human trafficking.

We see many instances in which human trafficking is preventable, and strive to model and teach a way of life that keeps men, women, and children from being bought and sold as commodities.

Partnership:

We believe in partnership with God and each other, and in doing the work of the good news where there is oppression in the form of human trafficking and related forms of modern day slavery.

We partner in God's work to seek justice and reconciliation so that the church and community can live fully in all we are called to be.

We partner with any group, individual or organization seeking to address human trafficking through unified collaboration and a victim-centered approach.

We engage with groups in the community, including law enforcement, NGO's, churches, social clubs, and businesses. We recognize we cannot fight injustice well on our own, and call others to collaboration and unity as we all find our place in fighting for justice. We partner with any group, individual or organization seeking to address human trafficking through unified collaboration and a victim-centered approach.

We are an organization with a dedicated board, well-trained staff, diversified support network and dozens of committed volunteers. As our network expands our impact will continue to grow.

Over time, we've identified some important metrics to help us assess where we are and where we are going. CVJC Numbers: What we mean by … Victims, Survivors, and Advocates Resourced People resourced in a tangible way – this includes groceries, clothing, backpacks, emergency housing, consultations, referrals, transportation, advocacy, and prayer. These people were victims or survivors of trafficking or advocates who identified a direct relationship with a victim or survivor. My Life My Choice and Not a Number (Youth Programs) Teens ages 12-18 participate in a one-day workshop or a 6-8 week program focused on preventing commercial sexual exploitation of children. These teens have been incarcerated in juvenile hall, in group homes, or local churches in high-risk areas. Some of them are simply students who want to learn to advocate for themselves and their peers. Presentations and Trainings Education provided to adults and youth, including Human Trafficking 101 and more! Individuals Educated People who received person to person education about preventing human trafficking. This does not reflect numbers from television, radio, or online communication. Prayer Events Events both on our campus and in areas of Fresno most known for exploitation Hours Volunteered Hours were reported as given by our volunteers to fulfill our mission of preventing trafficking

Between January 2016 and December 2016 we held 71 presentations/trainings where 3,631 people had access to education on human trafficking. These were members of the general public from all walks of life. Through our My Life My Choice prevention classes we served 55 at-risk girls aged 12 to 18 of which 12 young ladies identified as underage victims of commercial sexual exploitation. 112 people completed our Human Trafficking 101 training course and we resourced 120 victims/advocates/survivors all in 2016.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Armenian

Sexual Orientation

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