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We are a group of committed modern-day abolitionists who are passionate about seeing children set free from the horrific bondage and abuse of human trafficking and the sex trade. No child should have to suffer like that, and we are working hard to bring awareness to this issue, along with training and empowering individuals to do something about it. Through our Justice focused Discipleship Training School (JDTS) and partnerships with on-the-ground ministries and organizations who are doing the hands-on, front line work of rescue, rehabilitation and restoration, we are making a difference in the lives of children - one child at a time.

"Trafficking in human beings is a multi-billion-dollar form of international organized crime, estimated by the International Labour Organization to have an annual value of USD 39 billion. It affects every region in the world. Human trafficking victims are recruited and trafficked between countries and regions using deception, threats or force. Typically, the victims are unwilling participants. It is a crime under international law and many national and regional legal systems."Interpol

OUR HISTORY

In 2008 I was confronted with a problem I knew little to nothing about - child sex trafficking. I saw a video talking about this issue, and it not only moved me emotionally, but I felt God asked me a question at that time: "Would you be willing to give up your life for a child?". I knew it wasn't a rhetorical question, and my answer to Him, after much soul searching was -- YES. I didn't know what that meant at the time, and I still am not sure of the totality of that question, but what I DO know is that I made the decision that day to walk away from all I knew and loved in my ministry life to date, in order to pursue this totally unknown journey into the dark underworld of sex trafficking. In 2010 Justice Reach was born, and serves as a platform in order to bring people into a deeper understanding of the issues revolving around child sex trafficking, as well as other forms of injustice in our world today.

In April 2013, we launched our first Justice focused DTS, and will continue to run these schools yearly in order for young adults to engage with the heart of God about issues of social injustice. We need to wrestle with where God is in the middle of suffering if we are to effectively bring hope and healing to a hurting world. That's one of the subjects we discuss at length in the DTS.

We believe every individual has a part to play -- something he or she was designed for and can be equipped to do -- as we all live out our mandate, as the body of Christ, to DO justice, LOVE mercy, and WALK HUMBLY with our God (Micah 6:8).

Patty Carlson
Founding Director - Justice Reach.