San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking
SFCAHT General Meeting
Mentor Training | NCJWSF Youth Empowerment Mentoring Program
August 8, 2015 | National Council of Jewish Women-San Francisco | Sojourner Truth Foster Family Service Agency
Prospective volunteers gathered to learn how to mentor at-risk youth to prevent human trafficking. NCJW’s Youth Empowerment Mentoring Program convened for the second one-day mentor training lead by the Program’s Chair, Federal Administrative Judge, Marianna Warmee and Sojourner Truth Foster Family Service Agency’s Executive Director, Carletta Jackson-Lane. On September 15th, the trained volunteers will reconvene for a “Mentors Meet Your Mentees” gathering.
Many victims of sex trafficking report that had they had one stable figure in their life they may never have been trafficked. The program aims to offer the support that can make the difference.
Presentation and Panel Discussion: Human Trafficking in the South Bay
August 5, 2015 | Jewish Community Relations Council | National Council of Jewish Women-San Francisco | Santa Clara County
More than 200 attended the gathering in Levy Family Campus, Los Gatos. The event was co-hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County, National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco, Jewish Coalition Against Human Trafficking, and San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking.
The speakers included:
Zoe Lofgren, Representative (D-CA 19th District)
Jeff Rosen, District Attorney for the County of Santa Clara
Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 2
The South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking presented a highly informative discussion panel consisting of:
Eric Quan, San Jose Police Department (SJPD)
Paula Estanislao, District Attorney (DA) Assistance
Ruth Silver Taube, Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC)
Perla Flores, Community Solutions Division Director
SFCAHT Strategic Planning Leadership Retreat
March 26, 2015 | Jewish Family and Children's Services, Olive Room, 2150 Post Street
SFCAHT steering committee members and other activists met for a four-hour session to brainstorm and strategize about SFCAHT's operation and programming. The group analyzed SFCAHT's work to date and identified future goals and strategies. A task force was formed to further the decisions made at the retreat, and determined objectives, responsibilities, and timelines.
A final draft of the strategic plan will be distributed for discussion at the next SFCAHT General Meeting
SFCAHT's work presented at a Workshop during the UN Comission on the Status of Women's 59th NGO Parallel Session in New York