Founder’s Message

Dear Friends and Family of Without Permission,

Every day is a new challenge and a new opportunity here at Without Permission. We are growing tremendously to meet the needs of our local survivors and the prevention needs of our community. We have a great group of staff and volunteers who are meeting the challenge with courage so I want to thank and congratulate them on a job very well done!

We’ve celebrated many survivor successes this year and even some successes in court as well. Local schools are implementing human trafficking awareness trainings for their students as they become more aware that in fact, their students are being trafficked. It is happening right here at home.

For those of you interested in staying abreast of legal developments, Shared Hope International’s “Protected Innocence Challenge” provides in depth information on the U.S’s legislative efforts to end child sex trafficking. Click here to see California’s state report card, and here for a legal analysis of California trafficking laws.

Thank you for being part of our mission to end human trafficking in the Valley. However you contribute – be it through prayer, financially, volunteering or simply reading a newsletter and staying connected to us as a resource – we need you if we are going to eradicate this evil from our community together.

I hope you enjoy reading more about our work and how you can get involved.

Save the Date – Feb 9th is next year’s Benefit Dinner. See you there!


Debbie Johnson

Founder and CEO

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life.”   ~Psalm 138:7