Author: Martha Jasso

Ed Royce: The Fight Against Human Trafficking

US Congressman Ed Royce writes an opinion editorial for OC Register for their current human trafficking in Orange County, Calif. series where he discusses the current work being accomplished in his Human Trafficking Congressional Advisory Committee. Crittenton Services for Children and Families is mentioned and praised for serving children who have been commercially sexually exploited in Southern California. ...

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Money Talks in Fight Against Sexual Exploitation of Children

Brittany Patterson, Contributing Writer, of the Chronicle of Social Change reaches out to Crittenton's CEO, Joyce Cappelle on the topic of the recent infusion of interest and funding in the state of California to create a comprehensive plan to better serve commercially sexually exploited children....

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Letters: To Stop Human Trafficking, End Demand

Crittenton's CEO, Joyce Capelle, letter to the editor in the December 12, 2014 edition of the OC Register thanks the editors for their current series of opinion editorials addressing of human trafficking in Orange County, Calif....

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A Message from Our CEO: Faith Matters

Child welfare agencies contracting with the government often hold the faith community at arms length. Concerns about the separation of church and state, "political correctness" and misunderstandings often stand in the way of enriching children's lives - and the lives of volunteers- to provide caring, supportive relationships for the most vulnerable youth. We're not talking about specific religious beliefs, but about seeing a world larger...

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Together We Journey, Together In Faith: Crittenton Thanks Our Faith Partners

Throughout the years Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) has seen our numerous community partnerships continue to flourish as needs grow. Whether are partnerships are with businesses, civic organizations, elected offices or other well meaning non-profits the end goal is one and the same – helping youth heal from the wounds of trauma, neglect, or exploitation. In particular, we are proud to say that amongst...

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Crittenton Gives Thanks

The cooking and the baking started at the crack of dawn, and the scents of homemade baked goods, sides dishes created from family recipes, and well seasoned turkey’s filled the air at Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) this Thanksgiving. “This is one of our favorite holidays to observe agency wide. Crittenton frontline staff from our Wraparound Services Program, our Foster Care Program, and our...

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Crittenton Supports Youth on Being Drug-Free

Every October the nation promotes a drug-free life during Red Ribbon Week. But at Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) applauding youth for making strides in their sobriety process, and positively acknowledging a commitment to being drug-free year round is an everyday thing. Crittenton’s Chemical Dependency Treatment Program is one of our specialty program’s that is simultaneously implemented throughout our entire agency’s efforts. We run...

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Nonprofit Trains FPD Officers on How to Crack Down on Sex Trafficking

Behind the Badge OC covers the recent partnership between Crittenton Services for Children and Families and the Fullerton Police Department on how to train officers on how to engage with and help young minor victims of sex trafficking should they ever come across a victim while on patrol....

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Crittenton Honors our Veterans

Friends, local dignitaries and employees gathered at Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton, Calif. this past Veterans Day to help Crittenton Service for Children and Families honor five employees who themselves are veterans. “This was a very special event which was a little different than our usual ‘youth focused’ celebrations. But at the end of the day our events have a similar feel that will always reference...

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Crittenton’s Residential Treatment Center is Saving Grace for Former Foster Youth

Lucero Noyola was a former Crittenton youth placed in Crittenton's Residential Treatment Center. Today, she is a University of Southern California student who recently was selected for their Guardian Scholars Program, based on her academic achievement. The scholarship program is designed to assist former foster youth with their higher education dreams. Lucero is now a senior at USC, an undergraduate research assistant, and a honors...

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