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).
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
Our Services include:
1) Online safety and human trafficking awareness training.
2) Victim support such as pro bono counselling and service referrals.
3) Survivor providing peer to peer support and education for women who experienced domestic violence, sexual abuse, and human trafficking.
4) Increased visibility through community events such as fairs to spread awareness.
5) Assistance to vulnerable families and those experiencing homelessness.
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.
Tamara M. Dawes, J.S.D. Candidate
President/Founder of M J Scarlett Foundation, Inc.
Tamara is currently pursuing a Doctorate in the Science of Law (J.S.D.) degree at St. Thomas University School of law where she previously completed a Master of Law in Intercultural Human Rights (LL.M.) with honors. She is John Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy Certified; Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Certified; Cultural Competency Certified; An FBI Keynote Speaker; Works with law enforcement to promote human trafficking awareness in the community; Former - Member, Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board – City of Sunrise; Trainer; Executive Member of National Fund for Foster Children; and, Director of Community Outreach at Plantation SDA Church.
DR. patricia gustafson, LCSW
Pro bono Therapist
Patricia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Mental Health Therapist and a volunteer with M J Scarlett Foundation, Inc.
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.
NADINE CUTNO, LPN
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.