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The crimes of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault are on the rise
A Message From the Executive Director
Margarita Rocha
Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world today.  Fortunately the start of the New Year puts the issue of Human Trafficking prevention to the forefront with the observation of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month during the month of January.  Centro La Familia’s work in this area will be strengthened through our recently announced partnership with the Office of the Consul de Mexico/Consulate of Mexico in which we have joined forces to combat the crime of Human Trafficking in Fresno County.
 
One of the missions of the Mexican Consulate is to provide protection to Mexican nationals through legal assistance as well as referrals to community based organizations and guide them through the various processes involved. 
 
We are also excited to announce the release of our newest outreach tool— a newly published Fotonovela on the topic of Human Trafficking.  The publication was produced under our Human Trafficking Outreach, Education and Awareness Project funded by the County of Fresno Department of Social Services and produced by The Rios Company.
 
We wish to extend our thanks to the County of Fresno Department of Social Services for providing the funding to address this most heinous of crimes.
Fotonovela now available
The Fotonovela [Storybook] tells the story of a young victim who finds herself a domestic captive in a local household. Follow the struggles of “Esperanza”…a 20 year old victim who finds her way out of bondage and into a productive life. The publication will be widely distributed as an outreach tool under CLFA’s Human Trafficking Outreach, Education and Awareness Project funded by the County of Fresno Department of Social Services.
The project was made possible through the passage of California Senate Bill 1569, which makes funds available to CLFA to provide wraparound services to non-citizen victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes. Services include U Visas, T Visas, translations, restraining orders, court accompaniment, safety planning and outreach and education.
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You can obtain copies of the Fotonovela by calling Mario Gonzalez at Centro La Familia, 559-237-2961 or by email to The Rios Company, info@theriosco.com

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