About Us

Our Mission

Without Permission exists to mobilize the church and community in the human trafficking battle as a leading collaborative partner in bringing education to all aspects of the Central Valley. We serve the justice system agencies, educator and other service providers as they attempt to identify and/or rescue sex trafficking victims. When a survivor is identified, Without Permission begins the work of life restoration.

Our History

Since 2010, Without Permission has become a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works in the battle to end sex trafficking through Prevention, Justice, and Restoration. Beginning as a 2 person organization and now 50+ strong, WP has developed roles for staff and volunteer to serve city and survivor.  The partnerships and task force relationships in 2 counties has created a local response to the evil of sex trafficking. In September of 2015 Just His House began the journey of survivor restoration as our day center for navigation and restoration. The continued mobilization of the faith community, thousands of citizens and market place leadership drives the hope of ending the culture of human trafficking in the Central Valley.

Our Values

Without Permission strives to operate within five core values:

  • Serving
    We believe in giving of self in order to meet the needs of individuals and the communities that we work in.
  • Community
    It is the purpose to create, fund, and serve a local Central Valley response to sex trafficking. Our Cities, Our People!
  • Family
    There must always be a balance between serving within the organization and supporting one’s own family. Family is always first.
  • Faith
    Above all else, Jesus is the reason for the work that we do. Being whole in body, soul and spirit allows our team to effectively lead and serve.
  • Excellence
    We desire to have longevity to the mission that we so passionately give our lives to. Only through excellence, will there be years of service to our cities.

Our Founder

Debbie Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Without Permission, Inc., a faith based organization. Along with her husband of 27 years, she has lived in the Central Valley and raised three children. She is a licensed minister of the Assemblies of God and served on the church staff of The House Modesto for seven years. Debbie has collaborated with people in key leadership positions that share her commitment to serve first responders of law enforcement, social services, educators, and medical staff. She has become a powerful force of justice. God has used her to spearhead the discussion to end the culture of human trafficking in the Central Valley. Her team has served over 254 victims of sex trafficking. Through WP, Debbie has impacted hundreds of law enforcement officers and tens of thousands of community members through awareness training.

Debbie’s Civic Honors Include:

  • 2016 “Liberty Bell” Award for outstanding community service, Stanislaus Co. Bar Assoc.
  • 2014 Women of the Year for California, District 12
  • 2013 National FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award
  • 2013 Distinguished Woman of the Year, Soroptomist International
“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”
John 3:17 (NASB)