This year has been groundbreaking! We’ve trained 112 people this year through Human Trafficking 101 to take immediate action steps for freedom.

Just 6 months ago, we trained over 50 people with an extended version of our 101 class and followed it with a training for My Life My Choice prevention groups.

This summer we led a MLMC class at First Baptist Church and are launching two more this month in group homes.

The girls who attend MLMC groups are generally at the highest risk for exploitation in our community.

They are young, they have often been exploited already, and they are making crucial choices in their lives about who to trust and how to live.

In our session at Juvenile Hall with YFC, 6 of the 12 girls were already victims of sex trafficking. This summer, we ran the program at First Baptist in Fresno. These girls could look back and identify times they were nearly recruited. They are now leaders who have become peer advocates – they are discovering their identity in Christ and seeing how that connects to sex trafficking.

This is just a small glimpse of what we do at the Justice Coalition. We welcome people to our office regularly and provide food, clothing, emergency supplies, encouragement, and long-term help.

We partner with churches who refer victims from their own faith communities to us.

We educate and advocate. We pray fervently that God continues to help us gather partners near and far so we INCREASE OUR IMPACT.

We want all have the opportunity to be free.

This month, we need your help! Please join us and give generously so we can continue expanding this work!

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freedom sunday

“It is for freedom that Christ set us free!” Gal 5:1

February 2, 2014  churches across the Central Valley are uniting to proclaim freedom for all who enslaved in modern day slavery.

Join in standing against human trafficking and other forms of slavery and FOR the freedom found in Christ Jesus! Sign up here to let us know you are participating. See our new Freedom Sunday page for more info and resources.

Feb 2nd is around the corner and we want to equip YOU with tools and resources for your congregation. Please join us for Freedom Freedom Sunday Training!

When: Tues, Jan 7th, 12 – 1pm (doors open until 1:30)

JUST ADDED! Monday, Jan 6, 7pm. This evening includes brief training, and a larger focus on worship and prayer for 2014 (in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness month).

Where: Fresno First Baptist Parlor (on southeast side of campus, close to Lansing Ave)

1400 E Saginaw Way

Fresno 93704

Click on the following link for a short video on Human Trafficking in Fresno: http://vimeo.com/66281458.

Don’t wait til after Christmas to bring this to the attention of your church leaders! 

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Freedom Sunday is February 17, 2013!

Sign up here for the Central Valley Coalition’s e-newsletters about upcoming opportunities

Freedom Sunday is an internationally recognized day when believers and communities unite through prayer and worship on behalf of over 30 million men, women and children who are enslaved today.

Created by Not for Sale, Freedom Sunday is a platform for churches to become more aware and active in ending modern day slavery. This year, some 5500 faith communities worldwide are  planning to participate!

Join the Justice Coalition partner churches this year by signing up HERE

Freedom Week Trainings are offered Wednesday, January 30th at 12:30pm (Fresno Pacific Chapel) and Tuesday, February 5th at 6pm at Fresno First Baptist. For more information email cvjusticecoalition@gmail.com

Check out existing resources  on our Church Resources and Prayer, Study, and Devotional Guides pages. CVJC has a  printable promotional postcard to get the word out.

View, download, and share the 2013 Freedom Sunday video from Not For Sale here!

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Dear friends,
Human trafficking is a very real, present, and devastating reality in our communities right here in every part of the Central Valley. But it will not prevail. The church is a crucial part of the solution, bringing Isaiah 61 to pass in glorious ways that not only results in the end of modern-day slavery, but also the resolution of other issues in our community, like child abuse and sexual addiction. Please consider attending our free dessert and inviting others to come.
The Bridge is located at 3438 East Ashlan Avenue Fresno, CA 93726

Q:What can the faith community do, beside pray for folks like you?
This question was asked by a pastor to Cptn. Nick Sensely, a leader in the anti- human trafficking movement, at a recent talk in Fresno on October 1.

Sensely: If you think back to the previous abolitionist movements and the claims that the church stood by idly on that issue…
You must decide that this is your mission.
The church needs to say “This is our mission. We acknowledge, realize, that human trafficking still exists in America, and in the world, and our most vulnerable populations, our children, are its greatest victims, and we have a responsibility to find out how we can be part of the solution: How we can sponsor trainings, and gather, how we can find shelter, clothing, support, create and support safe houses… We need to be part of the solution. We need to be part of the collaborative.” Believe me, there’s a role for the church. You are the community based organization.

Two weeks ago, some of the members of CVJC had the privilege to meet with and hear from Chief Nick Sensely. Sensely is the retiring Chief of Police in Truckee, leadership consultant with Pointman, and,for over a decade, a leader in the fight against human trafficking. He developed the CARE model, a methodology used worldwide in anti-human trafficking effort, helped develop the first U.S. human trafficking task force, and is currently working with the Northern and Central California Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, among other answers to his prayer to be part of the solution. He was the guest speaker for Jaron Ministries’ solemn assembly in Fresno to honor law enforcement. Later that day, he spoke about his involvement in human trafficking and answered questions. The above was the last question.