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Volume 2, Issue 1 January 2011

RESPONSE TEAM

Inside this Issue: 2011 Strip Club Outreach

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Blooms in Progress

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Project Red Cord Task Force

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Creative Ideas to End HT

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Join the Fight !

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Campaign Timeline

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Missing Children Ad

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Blooms in Progress

Phone: 216-651-9601 E-mail: rjmotivation@yahoo.com

We’re on the Web! www.rjecempower.org “Despite the development of even the most comprehensive services, the best way to assist survivors of trafficking is to prevent them from becoming victims. prevention must take a dual approach, reducing both supply-side factors in countries where trafficking originates and demand-side factors in countries of destination.” Rachel Shigekane,

The Human Rights Center University of California, Berkeley

Project Red Cord - Strip Club Outreach will begin on Monday, February 14, 2011. We have adopted a local strip club and will introduce our new program Blooms in progress- a mentorship program which will include the following: Special Valentine gift bags and flowers · Short Motivational message ( 5-10 min) Self esteem building · Personalized themed cards to encourage women · Monthly meal provided at the strip club for the women · Weekly breaking chains life skills & support group sessions at RJEC


Project Red Cord Task force  1340 West 65th Street Front Cleveland, OH 44102 Phone: 216-651-9601 Email: rjmotivation@yahoo.com

A new task form has been formed to expand Project Red Cord’s outreach efforts.  The task force will work on the following projects in 2011:  Development of culturally specific Human Trafficking awareness and prevention  presentations.  Creation of PSA  Documentary on Human Trafficking Prevention & Awareness 

Campaign Timeline Phase One- & Phase Two Started in 2010: Innovative and aggressive marketing campaign through social networking, radio, print, television and collaborative partnerships, and street outreach. Presentations to groups by means of multiple media, statistics and customized Drama Productions available to: Churches & Faith Based Organizations Public Schools Private Schools Colleges Community Groups

Presentations currently available on evenings & Weekends.

Increased marketing efforts  Expanding collaborations with community partners    The task force meets the last Saturday of the month.  For more information con‐ tact the Center at 216‐651‐9601.   

Human Trafficking Legal Terms Advocacy: Efforts to influence public policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. New legislation have been proposed in various states, laws amended and non-governmental organizations formed as part of the advocacy for the end of human trafficking. Certification: Certification allows victims of trafficking who are non-U.S. citizens to be eligible for a special visa (T-Visa) and certain benefits and services under any Federal or state program or activity to the same extent as a refugee. Chattel Slavery: A situation where on person assumes complete legal ownership over another. It is the only type where the slave is considered the legal property of the slaveholder, and exists today (although it is illegal) primarily in Mauritania nd other parts of Northern Africa. This is type of slavery that existed in the American South. Child Pornography: Any representation, by whatever means, of a child engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities or any representation of the sexual parts of a child, the dominant characteristic of which is depiction for a sexual purpose.

Join The fight

Child Sex Tourism: The commercial sexual exploitation of children by men or women who travel from one place to another, usually from a richer country to one that is less developed, and there engage in sexual acts with children, defined as anyone aged under 18. Child Marriage: Involves the marriage of anyone below the age of 18. It is the marriage of a child to an adult or another child, and may be legally condoned by national laws.

Help us be a voice for victims! Help us prevent Human Trafficking by spreading the word in your community.

Coercion: Threats or perceived threats of serious harm to or physical constraints against any person; a scheme intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform will result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person.


Age –progressed to 8 years

Name: Van Nguyen Sex: Female DOB: 9/17/75 Missing From: Cleveland Missing Date: 04/18/2002 Race: Asian Ht: 5’03 ” Wt: 110 Eyes: Brown Hair: Black CONTACT: Delhi Township Police Department (Ohio)

Age –progressed to 6 year-

Name: Kristina Nguyen John Nguyen Sex: Female Sex: Male Missing From: Cincinnati Missing Date: 04/18/2002 Race: AsianHt: 3’08 ” Wt: 60 Race: AsianHt: 3’00 ” Wt: 40 Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Hair: Black CONTACT: Delhi Township Police Department (Ohio) 1-513-922-006

1-513-922-0060

Kristina's photo is shown age-progressed to 8 years, John's photo is shown age-progressed to 6 years ; The children and their The children and their mother, Van Nguyen were last seen on mother, Van Nguyen were last seen on April 18, 2002. They were April 18, 2002. They were traveling in a green 1997 Nissan Pathtraveling in a green 1997 Nissan Pathfinder with OH license finder with OH license plates ADH7739. plates ADH7739; Kristina's ears are pierced and her nickname is Hang.; John's nickname is Tai, CAUTION ADVISED.

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT A MISSING CHILD, CALL TOLL FREE:

1-800-THELOST

Name: Ashley Summers Sex: Female DOB: 06/16/1993 Missing From: Cleveland Missing Date: 07/09/2007 Race: White Ht: 5’05 ” Wt: 130 Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown CONTACT: Cleveland Police Department (Ohio) 1-216-623-5005 or your Local FBI; Both photos shown are of Ashley. She was last seen on July 9, 2007. Ashley has a tattoo of "Gene" and a heart on her right arm.


January 2011 - Project Red Cord- StreetWise Newsletter