Category "Human Trafficking Articles"

Efforts in Los Angeles

September 10, 2018

Efforts in Los Angeles by Ester Yu In July, an undercover human trafficking operation in Compton recovered 2 girls from commercial sexual exploitation and arrested 36 adults. The 2 girls were 16 and 17 years old and identified as victims of sexual exploitation. One woman who was arrested is actually from Santa Clarita and was […]

In Our Backyard

August 22, 2018

In Our Backyard by Ester Yu Last month, ZOE was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion about federal and local efforts to combat human trafficking and the ongoing opioid epidemic. This meeting was hosted by Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and included local government officials, state […]

Working Side by Side

July 30, 2018

Working Side by Side By Vickie McCoy I am so excited to share with you all a recap of two events that our team here at ZOE was able to be part of. One of the events was “Toes in the Sand Beach Day” and the other was “Hip Hop and Hair”. Girls in the […]

The Power of Prayer

July 25, 2018

The Power of Prayer “Men always ought to pray and not lose heart,” Luke 18:1 Jesus spoke a parable about a persistent widow that pleaded for justice without giving up and got justice from an unjust judge. He then said, “And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over […]

A Wake-Up Call

July 16, 2018

A Wake-Up Call by Marji Iacovetti Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice held a Human Trafficking Summit in Washington D.C. During the summit, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, expressed the department’s active commitment to continue to combat the violent crime of human trafficking. Mr. Sessions reported several successful law enforcement efforts including prosecutions, long […]

The End of Backpage

June 4, 2018

The End of Backpage On April 11, 2018, President Trump signed into law the House bill named Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), also known as the Senate billStop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). The bill targets websites like Backpage, advertisers, and social media networks that unlawfully promote and facilitate […]

To Trust or Not…

February 26, 2015

  Building Trust With Child Trafficking Victims Written by Amanda Degler, Missionary in Thailand Every child who comes to ZOE International has a different story. Some come from begging rings, some are orphans with no one to care for them, some come from brothels where they have been used and others come from abusive homes. While […]