In January 2012, KCLB under the leadership of Interim Executive Director, Jeanette Cheng, started a task force to combat Human Trafficking in and around Long Beach. "What is the faith based response to this issue?" and "how can we unite and collaborate around this issue?" were two questions that drove our conversations. We currently over a 50 organizations at the table, including congregations, non-profits, direct care providers and law enforcement agencies. Collaboration has never been an easy task, but we intend to create a network stronger than the one that keeps this evil alive.
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.
We follow the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s Four P’s:
Prevention: increase awareness and education
Protection: provide victims with resources
Prosecution: aid in creation and implementation of laws
Partnership: collaborate with multiple sectors
If you are interested and would like to learn more about Human Trafficking and how to get involved locally, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We meet the first Thursday of every month from 11:30-1:00 PM at First Lutheran Church (905 Altantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802) in the undercroft.
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