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The state of Texas has made it a criminal offense for a ‘child’ younger than the age of 21 to be employed or contracted by a sexually oriented business. See Local Government Code Chapter 243 for definition of sexual oriented businesses0 which includes: sex parlor, nude studio, modeling studio, love parlor, adult bookstore etc. The “restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on premises of sexually oriented business” being criminalized is an extremely important step in especially protecting sex trafficking victims who tend to be ‘sold’ in sexually oriented businesses. For more information on Texas House Bill 1655 Click to Read Full Report.

Thank you Dr. Nissi Hamilton, Survivor Activist and all the others who were instrumental in getting Texas H.B. 1655 passed. The echoes are when will this happen in Florida and other ‘hot spots’ for sex trafficking. It is imperative that we protect our children, hence, M J Scarlett Foundation Inc’s primary focus is on human trafficking prevention and awareness education. There are over 40 million victims of human trafficking A/K/A modern slavery worldwide, and less than 1% are rescued. Education is crucial to saving lives, especially since children are the major victims of sex trafficking.

MJSF MAY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The month of May was focused on strategies to increase awareness in the community. We will be registering with some local cities to attend Family Resource Fairs, and schedule more in-person workshops at various organizations. It is important to educate families on how to identify human trafficking perpetrators, know if they are being recruited, know how to protect themselves, and help others stay protected against sex predators, especially in the summer months when some children are left unsupervised.

We will be distributing human trafficking awareness packets with items such as:1) Online safety information booklets for children and adults; 2) Child safety kits (trying to obtain); 3) Dept. of Homeland Sec. Blue Campaign pocket card with signs of victims and hotline reporting information etc.; 5) Statistics sheet on human trafficking and other pertinent information 6) Information on assistance for victims and survivors locally (counseling, records expunge, obtain visas etc); and more.

We continue serving the needy and homeless on a bi-weekly basis; homelessness is a major vulnerability to human trafficking. The footnotes below also have a list of the other community services we provide such as victim support (counselling etc.)

WAYS TO SUPPORT US

Of course, we need your assistance to be able to provide this information to the public at no charge. While we are trying to secure a grant, we ask that you support our GofundMe at https://gofund.me/9fe78325. Other ways to support are CashApp to $MJSFund to 954-397-4444, online at Mjscarlettcoundationinc.org, or mail check or money order to 3225 N Hiatus #451311 Sunrise, FL 33345.


LOCAL & NATIONAL NEWS

Human Trafficking Reports

May 17 News Report: Joel Greenberg pleads guilty to sex trafficking

“Joel Greenberg pleads guilty to sex trafficking, will cooperate in other investigations.”

Click to Read Full Report


May 21 News Report: Miami Human Trafficking Arrest

"Authorities have arrested a man they say ran two brothels in Miami-Dade County, including one disguised as a spa in a West Kendall business park. The “spa” was located next door to a child day care center.”