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Inside this Issue: Street Outreach


Human Trafficking Indicators


Did you Know?


Get Involved !


Join the Fight !


Campaign Timeline


Missing Children Ad



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National statistics report the number of homeless kids at more than 1.5 million. More than 500 thousand are still under the age of 15, and some are as young as nine! Being a member of the Project Red Cord Response team let’s you see what is really happening on our streets, you see first hand the amount of vulnerable youth that are at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking. The definition of the word risk: danger, hazard, jeopardy, and peril. While these words may be realistically interchangeable, looking at them individually we find that; (1) danger is exposure or vulnerability to harm (2) hazard is a chance of being injured or harmed, (3) jeopardy is danger or risk of loss or injury, exposure to the risk of harm or loss. Therefore, when we speak of youth at risk we are, in all reality, defining youth that are in fact in grave danger. The Project Red Cord Response team will be increasing its street outreach efforts to have days solely dedicated to reaching out to homeless youth who are living on the streets. “We can’t do everything but we can do something”


Victims of trafficking can be found in various situations. You can play a role in identifying victims of trafficking.

Some General indicators

It is estimated that half of trafficking victims in the world are under the age of 18. Source: Free the Slaves

People who have been trafficked may: • Show signs that their movements are being monitored • Show fear or anxiety be subjected to violence or threats of violence against themselves or against their family members or loved ones. • Suffer injuries that appear to be the result of an assault

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Campaign Timeline Phase OneOne- Start Date May 2010: Innovative and aggressive marketing campaign through social networking, radio, print, television and collaborative partnerships, and street outreach. Phase 22- Start Date July 2010: 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.

Did you know? After drug dealing, trafficking of humans is tied with arms dealing as the second largest criminal industry in the world, and is the fastest growing. We can’t do everything but we can do something!! Join the fight to stop human trafficking contact the Renee Jones Empowerment Center at 216-651-9601 if you are interested in having a Team member speak to your group, church or community organization. By raising public awareness on the issue of Human Trafficking, it will essentially lead to intervention & prevention.

Get involved! These are some of the things you can do to help fight human trafficking: Be informed! Educate yourself about human trafficking by reading about it. Follow events in the news. Keep your eyes open - human trafficking is happening all around us. Raise awareness! Talk to friends, family and colleagues, discuss at your place of worship. You could even start talking to your local politicians and authorities. Get involved! Participate in an anti-trafficking movement in your area and get involved in its activities and campaigns (e.g. hold events, distribute posters, leaflets etc.) in your neighborhood and in schools. Encourage businesses! Be a responsible consumer! Inform yourself on the labor policies of companies to ensure their products are free from slave labor and other forms of exploitation. If possible, buy fair trade products. Volunteer! Volunteer your talents and skills with organizations that work to combat human trafficking. Seek support! If you suspect that someone has been trafficked report it! Call The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) which is a national, toll-free hotline for the human trafficking field in the United States and is reached by calling 1-888-3737-888. Join the Fight! by contacting your State Senators and Representatives

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

Join in the fight to eliminate the root causes and markets that permit traffickers to flourish; to help make whole the survivors of this horrible crime, and to ensure that one day trafficking in human persons is eliminated from the face of the earth. You can help by contacting your State Senators and Representatives and asking them to support SB 235 and HB 493. You can find contact information at or call 1-800-282-0253.

Age –progressed to 19 years

Age –progressed to 24 years

Name: Name Georgina DeJesus Sex: Sex Female DOB: DOB 2/13/1990 Missing From: From Cleveland Missing Date: Date 4/2/2004 7:00:00 AM Race: Race Hispanic Ht: Wt: Ht 5’01 ”Wt Wt 135 Eyes: Hair: Eyes Brown Hair Brown CONTACT: Cleveland Police Department (Ohio) 1-216-621-1234

Name: Name Teresa Barbusca Sex: Sex Female Missing From: From Sacramento Missing Date: Date 10/5/1982 Race: Race White Ht: Ht 5’00 ” Wt: Wt 100 Eyes: Hair: Eyes Blue Hair Lt. Brown CONTACT: Sacramento Police Department (California) - Missing Persons 1-916-264-5471

Georgina's photo is shown age-progressed to 19 years. She was last seen on April 2, 2004. Georgina may still be in the local area. Her ears are pierced and she has a second piercing in the Teresa's photo is shown age-progressed to 24 years. She may still cartilage of her right ear. Georgina has a birthmark on her right be in California. She has a tattoo on the back of her right shoulder and she has blonde highlights in her hair. leg and a birthmark on the right side of her chest. She may go by the nickname Gina.



Name: Name Shoshana Geiser Sex: Sex Female DOB: DOB 2/9/1993 Missing From: From Sylvania Missing Date: Date 12/19/2009 Race: Race White Ht: Wt: Ht 5’07” Wt 120 Eyes: Hair: Eyes Blue Hair Brown CONTACT: Sylvania Police Department (Ohio) 1-419-885-8900

Shoshana's ears, lip, navel, and eyebrow are pierced. Her hair may be dyed another color. Shoshana may go by the nickname Shana or Shosh.

September 2010 Street Wise Newsletter  

Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises in the world today; however, most people don’t know what it is or how t...