Crittenton in the News

Full Frame Explores the Hidden World of Human Trafficking

Full Frame contributor, Sandra Hughes, spent some time with the Los Angeles Police Department to find out how they’re combating the complex problem of child sex trafficking and how organizations, like Crittenton Services for Children and Families, work to help young survivors recover from their traumatic experiences....

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Los Angeles County Wants Foster Parents Trained to Spot Child Sex Trafficking

Dr. Barbara Hernandez, Vice President of Community Based Services, for Crittenton Services was quoted at the recent LA County Board of Supervisors meeting in March of 2014. Dr. Hernandez was testifying on the need and the importance on providing more awareness and training to LA County foster parents in regards to knowing the signs of child sexual exploitation and on the reality of child sex...

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Shine a Light on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Joyce Capelle, CEO, Crittenton Services for Children and Families writes Letter to Editor to Long Beach Grunion Gazette. She applauds the Gazette for featuring an in-depth look at the horrific realities of domestic minor sex trafficking in the City of Long Beach and throughout Los Angeles County. ...

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A Long Road from Foster Care to College

The news article from Marketplace.org highlights the educational success of former Crittenton youth Lucero Noyola and mentions a positive experience in her road to recovery while staying at Crittenton Services for Children and Families. She is now a double major with a 3.5 GPA at the University of Southern California.  ...

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KNX 1070 Hero of the Week: Michele Fischer and Roxanne Mata

Two social workers make an unexpected delivery at the Edelman Children's Court. Both Michele Fischer and Roxanne Mata are members of the Crittenton Services for Children and Families Wraparound Services team. Diane Thompson of KNX 1070 News Radio interviewed both women about the unexpected stork delivery!...

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California Introduces New Policies To Combat Child-Sex Trafficking

News report by NEON Tommy, Annenberg Digital News, University of Southern California, covers the Senator Tom Lieu meeting with theLos Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman and child-welfare advocates, to discuss the “War on Child Sex-Trafficking” package of state bills aimed at penalizing sex buyers rather than its victims, something that advocates have been pushing for years. This article features subject matter expert Stefanie Benvenuto, Director of...

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Orange County Board of Supervisors 4th District Update

The Office of Shawn Nelson, Orange County Board of Supervisors, visits Crittenton Services for Children and Families as the non-profit recognized a national Human Trafficking Day last week to coincide with the White House’s issue of a Presidential Proclamation declaring January 2014 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  ...

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Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month: Awareness To A Growing Problem

Special report by Fox 11 News Los Angeles on the issue of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking as reported by news anchor Araksya Karapetayan. This news segment features subject matter experts: Dr. Barbara Hernandez , Crittenton Services for Children and Families; Erin Runnion, The Joyful Child Foundation; and Tracy Webb, Cyber-Crime Attorney.   ...

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That’s a Wrap for Senior Santa’s

Residents of Morningside, the continuing care retirement community in Fullerton, Calif., wrapped nearly 200 Christmas presents recently for the children and families served by Crittenton Services for Children and Families in Fullerton as part of Crittenton’s annual Angel Tree holiday gift drive....

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Fullerton Psychologist chosen for State Action Group

Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF), Dr. Barbara Hernandez, Vice President of Community Services, is selected to the California Statewide Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Action Group. The nomination was made by California State Senator and Senate Republican Leader, Bob Huff, who oversees the 29th District which includes areas of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties....

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