April 21, 2018 Event

Presenters:


Tim Swarensindystar.com/exploited
Opinion Editor at the Indy Star.  Author of the EXPLOITED series: a year long investigation of the commercial sex trade of children, a lucrative business where more then 1 million kids a year are abused.  tim.swarens@indystar.com   


Restored Inc.www.restoredinc.org
Tracy McDaniel, Founder and CEO – community@restoredinc.org
A non-profit organization that serves victims of domestic sex trafficking and sexual exploitation through active recovery, compassionate relief, and the hope of restoration throughout the state of Indiana.  In parallel to victim services, Restored provides awareness and education to the community while also combating cultural trends that lead to this issue.


Light in Darkness Ministrywww.lightindarknessministry.com
Dr. Carolyn Knight, Founder – (601) 953-9586 – clknight7@gmail.com
A ministry to reach women working in the sex industry; Training Christian women to reach those trapped or trafficked and to lead them to freedom in Christ Jesus.


HOPE CENTERwww.hopecenterindy.org
EXIT OUT – 24 hour hotline (317) 800-4912 – Main Office (317) 434-5040
Suzanne Bautista, Director (317) 945-9629 – sbautistahci@gmail.com
A faith based aftercare refuge for Trafficked Women ages 18-30.  The Hope Center provides education, food, and shelter to women who have been rescued from human trafficking/domestic sex slavery.


Office of the Indiana Attorney Generalhumantraffickinginfo@atg.in.gov
Denise Robinson, Chief Counsel of Investigations. Head of Human Trafficking Task Force/Initiative.
Denise.Robinson@atg.in.gov – (317) 234-0128

Table Displays by:

ASCENT 121ascent121.org
Megan McGuire, CEO – megan.mcquire@ascent121.org
Provides advocacy and recovery services for teen survivors of human trafficking in Indiana.  Their services include residential and community-based clinical care.

Purchased – www.purchased.org
Jessica Evans, Founder and Director – Jessica@purchased.org
Empowering communities to end Modern Day Slavery: Through education, advocacy, awareness events, and mentorship programs.

September 2017 Event


Tim Swarens’ Human Trafficking articles for the Indy Star Exploited series are now avaialable. There are 10 columns and 19 videos. Hunter Smith, the former Colt, and his band wrote and recorded a song for the project. The music video featuring the song will serve as a promo for the project. The project was featured on USAToday.com and across the national network (109 sites). We’ll have a permanent project page on indystar.com (indystar.com/exploited). Tim Swarens spoke at CUMC in September 2017, at our Human Trafficking Awareness Event (Seen above).

Tim Swarens is an Opinion Editor at the IndyStar; he has completed his long-term project which investigates child sex trafficking, domestically and abroad. Swarens’ work focused on how the demand side of trafficking creates a lucrative market for children to be sold millions of times a year.

Questions? LeAnn Reed (317) 508-6985