Author: Martha Jasso

Crittenton's Celebrate the Eighth Award
Crittenton Recognized by City of Long Beach Councilmember Al Austin

More then 200 community members were in attendance at the 2nd Annual Celebrate the Eighth Event hosted by Councilmember Al Austin at the Expo Arts Center in Long Beach, California. Councilmember Al Austin created this event as a way to acknowledge the accomplishments from the past year that District 8 residents have contributed to the City of Long Beach. This year Crittenton Services for Children and Families...

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Crittenton Partner Blog: CSEC as a Gender-Based Violence Issue

The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) or sex trafficking of minors has garnered more attention from the criminal justice agencies as well as communities in these past years. From safe harbor laws (that protect minors being sex trafficked as victims instead of treating them as criminals) to higher penalties for traffickers and those who purchase sex from minors, the criminal justice-framed response echoes the...

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Crittenton’s Nexus with Women’s History Month

Visionary Leader within America's Child Welfare Legacy: Recently, the National Crittenton Foundation released an email blast that paid homage to one our founder’s, who in her own right, was a trailblazer in not just America’s child welfare movement but the women’s rights movement as well. For those that have studied social work, social services, or human services perhaps you might have discovered someone by the name of...

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Fits and Starts: Two School-based Approaches to Prevent Sex Trafficking

Contributing writer, Brittany Patterson, for the Chronicle of Social Change finalizes the last article in a series of reporting that focuses on the issue of commercially sexually exploited children in California. In this last story Patterson highlights education and prevention efforts happening statewide. These partnerships include community groups working alongside school districts in order to assist with prevention efforts that are customized to school aged...

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Ebell Club Distributes Donation After Fashion Show and Fundraiser Benefitting Crittenton Services

OC Register highlights the efforts of the Ebell Club of Canyon Hills as they donate nearly $10,000 to benefit the children, youth and families Crittenton serves....

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Formerly Homeless Woman Donates Baked Goods to Los Angeles’ Homeless

Former Crittenton Services residential services client, Latrina Wilcher, is highlighted by ABC's Good Morning America, in their "Thankful Thursday" segment, for her tireless efforts with Los Angeles County's homeless population. She is now a pastry chef and has her own baking project called "Sweet Tri Pastries". She is currently focusing on funding baking projects that will give free baked goods and other supplies to the...

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Dignity U Wear Partners with Crittenton Services in California

Dignity U Wear announces their new partnership with Crittenton Services as a in-kind donor of new clothing designated for the use of Crittenton clients in need of new clothing....

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Parents in Long Beach to Learn to Spot, Prevent Human Trafficking at Symposium

Long Beach Press Telegram quoted Crittenton's Dr. Barbara Hernandez, Vice President of Community Services, and  this year's co-chair of the Youth Exploitation and Safety Symposium 2015 event. Dr. Hernandez spoke to the importance of the community to get involved with local schools and organizations the serve youth in order to help stop the recruitment of children into a life of human trafficking....

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Human Trafficking Symposium Will Talk Awareness

Crittenton's Communications Director, Martha Jasso, quoted by the Long Beach Grunion Gazette about the Youth Exploitation and Safety Symposium 2015 event. This year's event was made possible by host partners the Long Beach Trafficking Task Force, Long Beach Unified School District, and the Long Beach PTA. Crittenton served as a co-chair of this year's event....

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