About Us


M J Scarlett Foundation, Inc was created in honor of our daughter, Mia Johanna Scarlett, who died May 2018 at just 2 months old. Although she did not die from human trafficking we realize that all life matters, and the gift of life is a fundamental human right for everyone. Not only was this company created to honor her, but also to help protect other families from suffering the lost of their children (or any family member). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

At M J Scarlett Foundation, Inc we educate kids, teens, and adults on how to identify sex perpetrators, know if they are being recruited, and know how to protect themselves.

HOW WE SERVE THE COMMUNITY

Activities/services provided by the foundation include, but are not limited to:

*Community(free) and private human trafficking awareness workshops;

*Human trafficking awareness information distribution;

*Mental health first aid/counseling for survivor victims;

*Provide information for community resources to human trafficking victims, and for victim prevention;

*Temporary emergency shelter e.g. emergency hotel shelter to get victim out of trafficking, or prevent vulnerability to trafficking;

*Care and/or snack packages for the homeless;

*Connect with other organizations in the community and provide support among other things.

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING & RELATED STATISTICS

Human trafficking prevention & awareness and online safety education is essential because: 

150,000,000,000.00 billion dollars, the value of the Human Trafficking Industry.

40,000,000 million plus people worldwide are victims of Human trafficking.

1,000,000 children are reported missing worldwide yearly.

1st USA in the world for the origin of human trafficking,

3rd, Florida’s rank in the nation for human trafficking.

1st, Broward County’s rank in the tri-county for multi-victim human trafficking cases.

1% or less of all victims are rescued.

 

Education and prevention save lives!

We work with schools (all ages), businesses and any organizations.
 

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Tamara M. Dawes, J.S.D. Candidate ‘21

President/Founder, M J Scarlett Foundation, Inc.

An Anti-Human Trafficking Organization

Master's of Law in Intracultural Human Rights (LL.M.)

John Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy Certified

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Certified

Cultural Competency Certified

Licensed Realtor

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board Member - City of Sunrise

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patricia gustafson, LCSW

Pro bono Therapist

MJSF also refer human trafficked survivor victims to our volunteer therapist, Patricia Gustafson who is a Licensed Clinical  Social Worker/Mental Health Therapist.

Human trafficking survivors face trauma resulting from their horrific ordeal for the remainder of their lives, and need professional assistance to find effective coping skills.

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NADINE CUTNO, LPN

Survivor Advocate/Volunteer

Nadine Cutno is a survivor of child sexual abuse, kidnapping, and sex trafficking.  In November of 2020 she was the guest speaker on our monthly informational seminar. 

As a survivor advocate, she uses her experience to educate youths about the dangers of human trafficking and how to identify trafficking situations so they do not become victims of this heinous crime.