#ENDIT Movement

We are proud to announce our partnership with the END IT Movement! END IT is a Coalition of the leading organizations in the world in the fight for FREEDOM. As a coalition partner we are doing the work, on the ground, everyday, to bring AWARENESS, PREVENTION, RESCUE, and RESTORATION. Find us locally at HavenATL.org and enditmovement.com. Build a team. Spread the word. Together we can shine a light on slavery! ‪#‎EndItMovement

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The Salvation Army has been providing services to victims of human trafficking since 1884 when it first established a “Rescue Home” for women and girls escaping sex trafficking and prostitution in London, England. Now, more than a century later, The Salvation Army in the United States and around the world is part of a revived movement for the abolition of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Our efforts focus on four core areas: awareness-raising and training, public policy advocacy, prevention and trafficking survivor services. We participate in many local coalitions and working groups dedicated to ending human trafficking, and are frequently called upon to provide food, shelter and clothing at a moment’s notice.

The Haven ATL (Haven Atlanta) program is dedicated to seeing the city of Atlanta free of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and the damage it causes to communities, families and individuals. CSE is rapidly destroying lives of women and girls across the country, state and in our community.  Atlanta has a thriving adult entertainment industry including strip clubs, lingerie and sex shops, escorts services, massage parlors and street prostitution.

Our vision for Haven ATL is to rescue and restore by giving girls and women a place to receive the resources they need to leave a harmful lifestyle, realize their worth and dignity, heal from the wounds of abuse, and help others do the same. We also educate the community of Atlanta on the reality of commercial sexual exploitation in our city, train and educate community leaders on the issue, develop prevention and intervention strategies, and strategically serve, investigate, and rescue women and children out of commercial sexual exploitation through prayer, outreach and program service delivery.

This February 27th, join us and others from around the world as we shine a light on commercial sexual exploitation!  Draw a RED X on your hand and tell your friends that human trafficking exists and YOU WON’T STAND FOR IT. Use your influence to help carry the message of freedom so more people will know. Let’s END IT now!

PERIMETER CHURCH JUSTICE CONFERENCE

Innocence Lost … Lives Shattered 
Join us as we gather as a city to confront the exploitation of the vulnerable in our midst. Keynote Speaker Vernon Keenan, Director of the GBI, will open our eyes to the realities in our city followed by your choice of educational and action inspiring breakout sessions suited for all levels of interest and involvement. Come find your place in the battle.
Do Something … Do Justice

WHEN:    Saturday, January 31, 2015

WHERE: Perimeter Church
                9500 Medlock Bridge Rd 
                Johns Creek, GA, 30097

TIME:      8:30am – 2:30pm

Keynote Speaker:
Vernon M. Keenan, Child Sex Trafficking in Georgia

As GBI Director, Vernon Keenan is responsible for managing a law enforcement agency of 782 employees with a budget of $79.7 million. The GBI is the state investigative agency for Georgia. It is comprised of three divisions:  the Georgia Crime Information Center, the Investigative Division and the State Crime Laboratory.

Vernon Keenan has participated in professional programs in Spain, Israel, China, Germany, Turkey, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Georgia. He serves on several professional working groups at the national level and is a law enforcement lecturer on various public safety issues.

Guest Speaker: 
Hillary DeJarnett, Haven ATL

Hillary DeJarnett grew up in the Salvation Army and always had a passion for social justice, wanting to make a difference in high-risk communities.  Through merging her passion with her work, Hillary seeks to be an agent of hope and change for inner-city communities that have been marked by hopelessness and injustice.  She recently graduated with her Master’s in Non-Profit Management from the University of Georgia. While in college, she worked with a local organization that helped transition women out of working in the sex industry. She is now working with the Atlanta Kroc Community Center running Haven ATL with Captain Bethany Hawks.

For breakout session information, please click here. To register for this event, please click here