February 26, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crittenton Services for Children and Families
Martha Jasso, Director of Communications
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) is proud to announce that Chief Executive Officer, Joyce Capelle, has been invited to participate as a panelist at this year’s Ensure Justice Conference hosted by the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University.
“Crittenton is more than happy to assist the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University with their annual conference. Sandra Morgan’s leadership has been instrumental with the center’s successful campaign in creating awareness and building partnerships to combat sex trafficking in our community,” said Martha Jasso, Director of Communications, CSCF, “We look forward in contributing to the panelist discussion of what the non-profit and service provider community can do to set up treatment programs with a focus on trauma-informed care for domestic minor victims of sex trafficking.”
- Stephan Bauman, President & CEO, World Relief
- Rev. David Myers, Senior White House Advisor, Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, Department of Homeland Security
- Shyima Hall, Survivor Advocate
- JoAnn Butrin, Director of International Ministries, Assemblies of God World Missions
- Sandra Morgan, Director, Global Center for Women and Justice
The annual Ensure Justice conference is designed to educate students, law enforcement professionals, educators, parents, social workers, healthcare professionals, and other community members about topics ranging from human trafficking and cyber-exploitation to domestic violence and gender inequality. Child slavery is the focus of the 2014 Ensure Justice conference, called “Why is She a Slave?” which will address local, national, and international prevention and intervention.
The United Nations estimates that 1.2 million children are victims of human trafficking each year. In 2012, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported that the percentage of child slavery victims had risen in a 3-year span from 20 percent to 27 percent; of every three child victims, two are girls and one is a boy.
Global child trafficking includes both male and female children, yet girls are marginalized – some estimate as high as 80 percent of trafficking victims are girls. Therefore, the conference will discuss how factors such as education, healthcare and cultural norms play a role in the girl child being more likely to be sold into slavery.
Stemming from the center’s Frontline Summit event in November 2013, this year’s conference will also be offering a special pre-conference track entitled “Building Multidisciplinary Teams”. This pre-conference session is designed for those working in education, law enforcement, probation, social work, and other professional fields working with children who are at high-risk of exploitation.
This special track will be offered Friday March 7, 2014 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. It is open to all social services professionals focused on working with children at high-risk of commercial sexual exploitation. This pre-conference session is free, but conference registration is required, and will cover the following topics:
- Building Multi-Disciplinary Teams – Breaking Down Silos
- Trauma-informed Care for Commercial Sexually Exploited Children
- Coordinating a Victim-Center Response
Registration is still open with different price points at $139 for general admission and $45 for students.
For more information on the conference schedule, or to register for the 2014 Ensure Justice Conference, Global Child Trafficking: Prevention and Intervention, visit www.ensurejustice.com
If you have additional question about the conference the general public and the media are encouraged to contact Vanguard’s Global Center for Women and Justice at (714) 966-6360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF) is a non-profit social services agency whose mission is to heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; strengthen families; and help troubled adolescents reach their full potential. Established and incorporated in 1966 Crittenton has a highly trained workforce operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week providing comprehensive counseling, medical, and other support services to the clients in our care. We provide a full array of residential, in-home, community based, wraparound, mental health, foster care, and adoption services with a service planning area throughout Southern California that covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties.
Topics: Non-Profit, Social Services, Community Based Services, Residential Treatment Services, Youth Shelter Services, Human Trafficking, Commercial Sexually Exploited Children, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victim Services, Commercial Sexually Exploited Children Treatment Program, Modern Day Slavery
Geography: Orange County, Calif., Costa Mesa, Calif., Fullerton, Calif.