Author: Martha Jasso

YESS 2015: A Grassroots Effort Aimed to Educate on How to Keep Youth Safe from Human Trafficking

It was a year in the making and by the end of January 2015 the inaugural Youth Exploitation and Safety Symposium (YESS) had more than 400 participants signed up to take part in a full day of educational workshops; motivational keynote speeches; and get the opportunity to ask some very tough questions about the very sensitive subject of human trafficking or sex trafficking in the...

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Fundraiser to Help Young Trafficking Victims in Crittenton’s InSight Program

February 10, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Crittenton Services for Children and Families (714) 680-6008 mjasso@crittentonsocal.org FULLERTON, Calif - Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) is hosting its annual Mystery Night dinner and auction fundraiser to fund the non-profit’s efforts in helping teenage girls placed in Crittenton’s care that are victims of sex trafficking. This year’s Mystery Night event will be on Sunday, March 22, 2015 and hosted by Crittenton’s...

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Crittenton Donors and Volunteers Network Give Big

It’s official…you like us…you really like us! So, this past December the Crittenton Services for Children and Families volunteers, donors, community partners and staff were busy keeping up with the holidays. They answered a call-to-action that made the holidays a little more enjoyable for children and youth that seldom see compassion. “I’m always amazed of the generosity our entire support base has consistently shown the youth and...

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Anti-Human Trafficking Pledge
Crittenton Supports Current Anti-Human Trafficking Focused Legislation

On behalf of Crittenton, we are extremely encouraged by the recent progress of 12 human-trafficking focused bills in congress. Our leaders in the house are setting an important tone and building a platform on which we can all better address the needs of children who have been, or are vulnerable to, trafficking. As a member of Congressman Royce’s Congressional Task Force on Human Trafficking, and...

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Crittenton's Public Policy and Advocacy Program
Crittenton Responds: LA County Adopts Plan to Progress Consolidation of Department of Mental Health

It’s only three weeks into 2015, and already this is shaping up to be the year of mental health. The continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act and requirements for parity under the new law, specialty mental health services under the “carve-out” as well as shifts in contracting for mental health services for our clients have set the tone for us this year, and it’s...

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Crittenton Wraparound Services: Foster Mom is Shining Example of Exceptional Parenting for LA County Foster Youth

Earcylene Beavers is no ordinary Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) advocate. She like so many of our supporters wears a number of hats that we respect and appreciate. To clarify, she is not a direct Crittenton client, nor is she a Crittenton foster parent. Who is she you ask? Well, she just happens to be the foster mom to current and former clients in...

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Off the Track; Where to Call Home

Contributing writer, Brittany Patterson, for the Chronicle of Social Change recently covered the realities of housing options for commercially sexually exploited youth (CSEC) in the State of California. Despite the strict regulations, lack of funding and lack of public support for residential treatment centers due mostly to cost Ms. Patterson profiled one group home in Northern California that is doing an exceptional job in advocating...

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Long Beach Task Force to Offer Symposium on Protecting Youth From Human Trafficking

January 12, 2015 CONTACT: Martha Jasso, Crittenton Services: 909-763-0244 Jeanette Cheng, Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force: 949-444-8025 mjasso@crittentonsocal.org Long Beach, Calif - The Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force (LBHTTF) is joining with the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) and the Long Beach PTA to offer the first annual Youth Exploitation Safety Symposium (YESS 2015) – a gathering of more than 80 organizations, workshops and speakers aimed at...

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Rebecca Epstein: Trafficking Victims Face Long Road to Recovery

Rebecca Epstein, Executive Director, of the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality has written an opinion editorial for the December 23, 2014 OC Register edition on turning our new awareness of trafficking into stronger action against it. By addressing girls’ history of trauma and the compounding serial-rape horror of trafficking itself. And the effort to do so must be as multidimensional as the problem itself. Ms. Epstein...

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Angels at Morningside Retirement Community Wrap 200 Gifts for Crittenton Kids

Recent FullertonStories.com article published the generosity Crittenton Services for Children and Families donors, volunteers, and supporters recently demonstrated in the Annual Crittenton Angel Tree Program. This yearly gift drive is designed to connect donors to the needs of our clients in the form of a holiday gift....

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