posted by Community Admin on Jul 29, 2014
You've advocated for legislation protecting foster care youth against sex trafficking. HR4980 combines several bills that were being considered, was recently passed by the House of Representatives!
Now, it's up to the Senate to pass the bill before it moves on to be signed by the President, making it a law!
Protect the vulnerable today:
posted by Community Admin on Jun 24, 2014
Found in a hotel room, barely awake after a nightmare, a place you never thought you’d be. Someone else is there, offering you “help.” Right — because people around here are so “helpful.”
To reach a child is no small task, especially when you’re up against the walls and barriers that come with traumatic experiences.
When a child is being exploited, working to secure the immediate safety of that child is a delicate moment. They’re scared, they’re unsure if they should trust authorities, and their inclination is often to run. Whether they run or stay, there are some long days ahead.
In the immediate moments after children who are being exploited have been identified, they need a range of resources.
Love146 is working to provide some of these resources through Rapid Response Backpacks filled with a variety of items that will help meet the immediate needs while also offering children comfort and support.
Through our partnership with state child welfare agencies, Love146 has begun to provide Rapid Response Backpacks to suspected victims of child trafficking.
These backpacks will help us ensure that every... Read More
posted by Community Admin on Jun 05, 2014
Last month, you sent a letter to the House of Representatives, urging them to protect foster care youth from sex trafficking.
And on May 20th, the House PASSED H.R. 4058!
Here's the progress you've made possible so far:
Now, the Senate must pass the same or a similar bill before it's signed by the President, and becomes an official law.
We're not done until we know that there are laws in place that will protect vulnerable children from human trafficking.
Stay tuned for the next action step.
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