Fresno H.O.P.E. is joining in the effort to end human trafficking in the Central Valley, their Firehouse Prayer ministry will have a time of prayer focused on justice and human trafficking every Monday, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. 2767 E. Shaw, #103, Fresno. Fresno H.O.P.E. is serving in this specific area through Exodus Cry, an international human trafficking prayer ministry.
If you are interested in helping lead or for more information, email us at cvjusticecoalition@gmail.com.
If you would like to partner with us in prayer, but can’t make these meetings, contact us.

Central Valley Justice Coalition is pleased to present Freedom Week 2012!
We have the privilege of partnering with co-sponsors, Central Valley Freedom Coalition, Faith.Hope.Love, EOC Sanctuary, and We Are One for this unique week to empower the community to end slavery.
During Freedom Week, we will have opportunities to gain knowledge and a greater understanding of the issue of human trafficking specifically in our own community, join with other in seeking God’s heart, and not only learn how we can join together to bring holistic and lasting change in the lives of those impacted by human trafficking and our community so that human trafficking can no longer exist, but have opportunities to take action.
We are partnering with organizations that are part of the fight in their respective fields. We are also seeking to build partnerships with churches and groups in planning and participating in Freedom Week and beyond. And we also want to partner with you, community members in the Central Valley.
We invite you to join in, tell others, and seek God’s heart together with us in how He wants to change us, our community, and the lives of others so that slavery no more will exist in the Central valley.
Go to the Freedom Week Website for more information.

We have a volunteer meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Fresno First Baptist. Follow the link for more info.

California Against Slavery just launched a petition drive for the California Against Sexual Exploitation Act. See our previous post for more information.

Like to help gain signatures so that this initiative can make it on the November ballot and live in the Fresno or Tulare County area? Sign up on the CAS website, then contact your county’s CAS Volunteer Leader

Natischa of Faith.Hope.Love is the new coordinator for Fresno County and can be reached at info@fhl-ministries.com.

Brandi of Central Valley Justice Coalition is the contact for Tulare County and may be reached at 725-1865 or brandi.nusevillegas@yahoo.com


In order to reach out to more to of our communiy and best share information and resources, Central Valley Justice Coalition has several new social media pages.
We are now sharing updates and other information on Google+ , Twitter under CVJC_Updates,
Tumblr, Myspace, and Facebook, both a general information sharing page and a group for those interested in staying involved and supporting CVJC.
Help us get others informed and involved by sharing these with those in your circle who would be interested.
We also have a new website for Freedom Week.

If you’ve got a smart phone, iPod, or iPad, you also have access to tools that can equip you to fight human trafficking through education, through shopping, and through sharing.

Search human trafficking and you’ll see the Trafficking In Persons app. This is a handy guide/ self-education course on the U.S. Trafficking In Persons report and human trafficking. It is a great app to recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.

Free2Work: Wondering how a company or product rates regarding their involvement in slave labor? Free2work.com now has an app with grades for common products/ companies. Phone users can scan barcode on products as they are shopping to see the score on that product.
You may also access tweets from premier abolitionist, like David Batstone.

Call and Response: This abolitionist movement/ rockumentary has an app with videos, tweets, campaigns, and other information to help equip abolitionists in the fight. Use it to contact companies and ask them to be slavery free through their Blood Phone, Slave Free, and Chain Store Reaction campaigns.

International Justice Mission: IJM is an international humans rights agency that secures freedom and others right for victims of slavery and other forms of exploitation. Get news and video from their work, read blogs from Gary Haugen and others, see a map where their work is being done, send encouraging notes to those on the ground, and learn how to get involved.

R-Day: November 11, 2011 has been declared Redemption Day, a time to come together for the freedom for those who are oppressed. Learn more on the R Day app.

There are also some exciting apps coming soon designed to help people from becoming victims or to help those already victimized.
NetHope.org. in partnership with other organizations offered a “Stop Human Trafficking App Design Challenge.” The two winning designers were recently announced. The Grand Prize winner created the “Working Abroad” app. Designed to assist those seeking to work in other countries, the app includes information to warn users about signs that they are being lured into the human trafficking.
See video clips of the winners at NetHope.org