Larkin & Lacey:Advocates That Make A Difference!

There is nothing more heart provoking than discovering a child has been forced into human trafficking. This crime unfortunately keeps special police forces very busy working tirelessly to both expose the perpetrators and rescue the victims. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

According to statistics from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, in 2016 35.7 percent of cases had risen since 2015. There were over a horrifying 6, 340 cases reported in the United States alone. Human trafficking is a type of slavery where victims are exploited and forced to commit sex or labor acts against their will and their kidnappers receive financial compensation in return.

Of the 7,572 reported cases, 6,340 victims were girls and 978 were males. Out of those demographics, 2,387 instances were minors. If human rights groups and law enforcement didn’t advocate and fight for this cause, human trafficking would be so prevalent it would be the majority not the rule and criminals wouldn’t be incarcerated. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Micheal Lacey:  http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

Fortunately, there are many worthwhile human rights groups that take on this battle and do what many would find hard to. Since its establishment, Covenant House has helped over one million children from the human trafficking criminal trade.

Covenant House has been advocating and serving the needs of these special children for over forty years. They care for victims of homelessness, human trafficking, abused and runaways. It is estimated that Covenant House assists approximately 46,000 children on an annual basis.

The majority of the minors that Covenant House administers to have no family contact and most of them have suffered from the hand of family relations, making them one of last available resources to helping them back on their feet again.

The caregivers and staff of this special organization for exploited children employ an intended approach of unconditional love, honor and individualized custom provision. The five step ethical principles they use when helping these children are as follows.

  • Immediacy: They instantly provide whatever the child needs including medical care, counseling, shelter, meals, safety, bathing facilities and clothing.
  • Sanctuary: All children are provided with security from anyone wishing them harm.
  • Value Communication: Victims are taught by personal integrity between all interactions.
  • Structure: Covenant House makes sure the kids have a routine so they know they will not have to worry about their next meal or need.
  • Choice: The staff encourages victims to make right choices that would foster their future.

The Frontera Fund, executed by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, is an excellent example of how people and organizations can come together and make a difference in the support of honorable human rights groups. They have been a generous resource in fighting injustice and a valuable asset in defending liberty and justice for minorities and cases such as the aforementioned.

The fund was born out of a personal injustice to themselves, having been falsely arrested by Sheriff Arpaio, just before they were to go public with financial misgiving evidence. The two were awarded $3.7 Million as a result and all criminal charges were eradicated from the record.

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