Author: Martha Jasso

How to Think Like A Trafficker

Full Frame contributor, Sandra Hughes, spends time at Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California and interviews Dr. Barbara Hernandez and CEO Joyce Capelle on what Crittenton is doing to help young victims of child sex trafficking from Los Angeles County....

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Full Frame Explores the Hidden World of Human Trafficking

Full Frame contributor, Sandra Hughes, spent some time with the Los Angeles Police Department to find out how they’re combating the complex problem of child sex trafficking and how organizations, like Crittenton Services for Children and Families, work to help young survivors recover from their traumatic experiences....

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Los Angeles County Wants Foster Parents Trained to Spot Child Sex Trafficking

Dr. Barbara Hernandez, Vice President of Community Based Services, for Crittenton Services was quoted at the recent LA County Board of Supervisors meeting in March of 2014. Dr. Hernandez was testifying on the need and the importance on providing more awareness and training to LA County foster parents in regards to knowing the signs of child sexual exploitation and on the reality of child sex...

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Golfers and Donors Support Crittenton’s Education Program

Even in 100-degree heat the golfers that participated in our 17th Annual Community for Kids Golf Tournament and Winner Dinner managed to heat up the golf course all on their own, and most importantly all for a good cause. For 47 years Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) has implemented nationally accredited and fully licensed programming that provides safe temporary housing for youth in residential...

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Crittenton’s Angel Tree Program Needs Your Help

November 03, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crittenton Services for Children and Families Martha Jasso, Director of Communications (714) 680-6008 mjasso@crittentonsocal.org Fullerton, Calif – Each year Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) conducts a holiday gift drive known as The Angel Tree Program that collects new in-kind donations from October to early December. [caption id="attachment_1801" align="alignleft" width="300"] Crittenton's Annual Angel Tree Program. Thank you for helping us give the gift of hope.[/caption] For 16...

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Joyce Capelle, CEO, Crittenton Services for Children and Families
A Message to our Veterans from Crittenton Services

As we celebrate Veteran’s Day, I want to especially thank the veterans among our staff. To me, you embody some of the best “old fashioned” values: duty, purpose, commitment, courage, and discipline. I don’t think those attributes go out of style. You have my respect and my gratitude. To our staff whose spouse, partner, or child is a veteran or is currently serving our country: thank...

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Crittenton Helps Fullerton Firefighters Raise Funds for Cancer Awareness and Treatment

Fullerton Fire Department is currently coordinating the 3rd Annual Pinktober Event to help raise funding for cancer awareness and treatment throughout the month of October. This year’s theme is, “Let’s Extinguish Cancer with Fullerton Fire”, which is proudly displayed on pink t-shirts that the fire department is selling as a means to raise funds for a designated charity or organization that the city’s firefighters are working...

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Crittenton Youth Celebrate a Rite of Passage

After months of planning, coordinating, and fundraising on behalf of 22 young ladies celebrating their fifteenth birthday the Muckenthaler Cultural Center and Museum in Fullerton, Calif. was where the Second Annual Quinceañera was hosted on October 1, 2014. Local non-profits, business sponsors and private donors came together in order to create a magical evening with the purpose of giving local youth an opportunity to work on...

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Crittenton's Public Policy and Advocacy Program
Advocacy Alert: California Legislative Session Round Up

That’s a wrap, folks!   The 2013-2014 California legislative session is done. If, like most people, you weren’t riveted to CalChannel watching all 4,654 pieces of legislation be processed, it’s okay! That’s what this blog is here for. Unless you’re looking for legislation that wasn’t about child welfare, juvenile justice or social services you’ll probably have to go somewhere else for that. Of the bills we focused on...

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Crittenton Presents: Human Trafficking and the Impact on Youth Mental Health

October 6, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crittenton Services for Children and Families Martha Jasso, Director of Communications (714) 680-6008 mjasso@crittentonsocal.org   LOS ANGELES - Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) is proud to announce the selection of our subject matter experts to this year’s Nexus XIX Conference and to the 11th Annual Statewide Conference on Integrating Substance Use, Mental Health, and Primary Care Services in our Communities. [caption id="attachment_2100" align="alignleft" width="300"] Crittenton...

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