CSEC in Our Community: Healthcare Response and the Need for Placement

June 5th, 2019
9:00AM – 4:00PM

The Seasons

945 McHenry Ave. Modesto
Lunch is provided

Who Should Attend:

  • Social Workers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Healthcare Workers
  • Behavioral Health
  • Advocates
  • Community Leaders


Dignity Health: Hospital Staff HT Response Protocol
Anitra Williams, DNP, RN, PHN, CCRN, HACP

Dr. Anitra Williams RN is the Director of Nursing Operations at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, CA. Anitra was  instrumental in staff education and the implementation of the Dignity Health Human Trafficking Response Protocol at St. Joseph’s Medical Center.






The Collaborative is a program addressing human trafficking that includes identification, assessment, documentation, treatment, and therapeutic intervention through partnership between law enforcement, healthcare, and child welfare.

Presented by: Sergeant Mark Doty of Phoenix Police Department and Lisa Lucchesi, BSW of Mercy Care via live video stream.






StreetLightUSA, a 34-bed HT program, provides timely, accessible crisis intervention, stabilization and housing for young girls at risk for or victims of child sex trafficking.

Angela Salomon, PsyD

Dr. Salomon’s clinical background is in assessment and treatment of trauma and its emotional, physical, and cognitive impact. Her experience includes integrative program development, implementation, and management with Streetlight USA.

Volunteer Orientation

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The Community Brunch

Brunch Tickets Or call (209) 622–0156 for tickets.

When

Sunday, September 23, 2018
9:00am – 2:00pm

Where
Modesto Centre Plaza – 1000 L St, Modesto, CA 95354 – View Map
About the Event
Local Chefs from some of the Central Valley’s finest restaurants are partnering with the participating charities to bring the community an incredible brunch experience.  

The Chefs are:

Vincent Alvarado: Executive Chef, Surla’s Restaurant
Jaime Alderete: Owner, Verona’s
Leroy Walker: Executive Chef, Bistro 234
Stanley Dimond: Corporate Chef, Chef’s Menu
John Surla: Executive Chef, Surla’s Restaurant
Vince Vasquez, Co-Owner of Native Mobile Kitchen

For more information about The Community Brunch

Hear Russell’s Story: a male survivor, the perspective from a CSEC – June 20th, 2018

Registration Full

We are so excited for the upcoming training, at this time seating is full. We invite you to attend our next training. Please visit our website or call our office for future dates.


Event Details

June 20th, 2018
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Registration opens at 8:30AM


Location:
The Seasons
945 McHenry Ave. Modesto
Lunch is provided


Who Should Attend:

  • Social Workers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Educators
  • Behavioral Health Advocates
  • Community Members

Guest Speaker: Russell Wilson

Russell spent his first nine years as a gypsy/carny, traveling up and down the state with his mother — who worked at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Russell’s mother would sell him to pedophiles to pay for her drug habit or other necessities. By the time Russell was nine years old, parental responsibilities had become too much for Russell’s mother, and she abandoned him leaving him to fend for himself to navigate the foster care system, only to return intermittently, forcing him to relive the trauma of his abandonment each time.

Russell is currently a student at Golden Gate University School of Law and recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Anthropology and South & Southeast Asian Studies. As a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Russell completed a research project in Cambodia looking at the factors of resiliency for male survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.

2017 Nonprofit of the Year

The 2nd Annual California Nonprofits Day was held on June 28, 2017. Nearly 100 California nonprofit organizations from around the state that have been selected by legislators as their Nonprofits of the Year were be recognized at a luncheon event at the Sacramento Convention Center.
Without Permission Inc. was selected by Assemblyman Heath Flora of the 12th Assembly District which represents parts of both San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties.

Thank you to all of our volunteers and staff members at Without Permission. Your impact to our community has helped change the lives of hundreds families affected by trafficking!

“But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”
Amos 5:24 (NASB)

SB1322 : Commercial Sex Acts and Children

 New California Law SB1322: Commercial Sex Acts and Children

In January, SB 1322 went into effect. This controversial bill changed the way minors involved in trafficking are treated under the law. Selling or buying a minor for sex is still illegal, but the children being sold are no longer committing a crime.

There was a lot of discussion about this bill, and many mixed reviews of its potential effects. Supporters want to see trafficked minors treated as victims and not further stigmatized as criminals or prostitutes when they are actually the victims of exploitation. SB1322 channels victimized children through the welfare/dependency system instead of the criminal justice system for services.

Detractors are concerned that the welfare system is already overburdened and unable to handle this population. They worry that law enforcement won’t have the leverage they need to prosecute pimps without having the victims in custody.

This legislation and the issues involved are complex enough that a national leader on human trafficking issues, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley from Alameda County, originally opposed and later supported SB1322.

In an effort to help those of you who want to read more about this recent change in law, here are some more articles with different perspectives.

 

Further Resources:

SB 1322 Fact Sheet

Shared Hope writes strongly in favor of SB 1322

The LA Times offers an exploration of the issues

 

 

 

 

Quarterly Reach Volume 1 – March 2017

2017 Nonprofit of the Year

The 2nd Annual California Nonprofits Day was held on June 28, 2017. Nearly 100 California nonprofit organizations from around the state that have been selected by legislators as their Nonprofits of the Year were be recognized at a luncheon event at the Sacramento Convention Center. Without Permission Inc. was selected by Assemblyman Heath Flora of…

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Founder’s Message

  Dear WP Family and Friends, What a wonderful year it has been. Wait, it has been 3 months and we have not touched the ground yet. I say Glory to God in the Highest. I am excited to share our first “Quarterly Reach” with you. Let me say a big thank you to Katherine,…

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SB1322 : Commercial Sex Acts and Children

 New California Law SB1322: Commercial Sex Acts and Children In January, SB 1322 went into effect. This controversial bill changed the way minors involved in trafficking are treated under the law. Selling or buying a minor for sex is still illegal, but the children being sold are no longer committing a crime. There was a lot…

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2017 Benefit Dinner Recap

Without Permission Celebrates 6 Years of Serving the Central Valley Held on February 3rd, 2017 at the Martin G. Petersen Center, Without Permission’s 5th Annual Benefit Dinner was ‘an evening in the French Quarter’ complete with jazz band, photo booth, espresso bar by Nightingale Coffee and a delicious dinner catered by Surla’s. Silent auction items…

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Partner Spotlights

Donor Spotlight:     Thank you to One Church Bethel for partnering with WP through the Kingdom Builders campaign. Pastors Marcia and Kyle Bethke, and the One Church family: We are grateful for your support and your pledge to continue raising funds for the fight against human trafficking!   Partner Spotlight: Thank you to Get Fit Modesto…

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WP In Action

  Without Permission, in partnership with Stanislaus CSA, hosted a community-wide free training event on March 1st  at the Seasons McHenry Event Center. Over 200 residents, educators and local social services workers registered. They spent the day learning from the FBI and other local resources about the issue of human trafficking in the Central Valley,…

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Get Involved at Without Permission

Join the fight to #endtheHTculture:   DONATE GIFT CARDS  We always have a need for $25 gift cards to Target and Winco. Trafficking victims frequently come to us without appropriate clothing or food resources. This is one way you can provide them direct support.     CERTIFIED NAVIGATORS     We currently have a need…

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Mission 360 Ride (M360)

Thank you Horizon Community Church, the cyclists, the support crew, and everyone who sponsored us to achieve this success!

This year M360 rose over $55,000 to help Without Permission fight Human Trafficking in the Central Valley.

Day 1 in Paso Robles. Just before we got started.

Day 2 on top of Ragged point.

Debbie sharing a devotional on the morning of Day 4 in Pismo Beach.

Pastor Kevin Brown going over the map details for the day.

Riding into Ventura on Day 5.

Day 6 we have arrived in Malibu!

Crossing the finish line on Day 6.