What does JUVENILE sex trafficking look like in Minnesota? Who are the traffickers and BUYERS?
Who are the VICTIMS and what are the SIGNS and INDICATORS of trafficking? How can COMMUNITIES work together to create effective solutions?
The sexual exploitation and trafficking of children is not just an international issue; it is a local threat to the safety of children, teens, and families. Anti-Child Trafficking (A.C.T.) United helps bring awareness of the dynamics of local juvenile sex trafficking and inspire churches, individuals, and organizations to work together creating safe communities for children and youth.
JESSICA BARTHOLOMEW – With 20 years of experience working with children, teens, and families in youth outreach, domestic and foreign missions, and as a police officer, Jessica brings first-hand information and experience to the issue of juvenile sex trafficking. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development with a minor study in Law, Criminology, and Deviance from the U of M Twin Cities (1996) and a Certificate in Law Enforcement from NCC, Bloomington, MN (2002). Jessica served 12 years in law enforcement as a patrol officer and as an undercover officer in human trafficking and narcotics investigations. Currently, she is the lead facilitator of A.C.T. United, a juvenile sex trafficking awareness, and outreach ministry, of Church on the Hill, Chaska, MN
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