Journey To New Life – Helping Citizens Returning From Prison
Anyone re-entering the community after prison faces many roadblocks to success. But, for those dealing with the additional challenges of mental illness or prior trauma, substance abuse and a history of incarceration, the journey is even more complex. Unfortunately, they had nowhere to turn for help. Journey to New Life was created to be that place. When former offenders, regardless of their circumstances, successfully reintegrate into the community, they are less likely to commit new crimes — or create new victims. So it’s good for everyone.
Host Teresa Wilke talks with Audrey Harrell of Journey to New Life about their efforts to help those returning from prison to overcome the stumbling blocks that would send them back to prison. They will focus on what is called the Triple Barrier and those difficulties that women find most troubling.
Truckers Against Trafficking – Everyday Heroes Needed*
Modern-day slavery, or human trafficking exists whenever people are bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex. Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the United States is estimated in the hundreds of thousands. Human trafficking is a booming business and a large percentage of the people trafficked are women and children, many of them forced into the sex industry. They need to be identified and rescued.
Host Beth Pike talks with Laura Cyrus of Truckers Against Trafficking about their mission to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. TAT works with law enforcement to provide human trafficking training and working together on the same page with the trucking industry to fight this crime as well as changing the perspective/mentality that someone seen selling commercial sex is “just a prostitute,” toward the reality that this is a possible trafficking victim and someone who needs your help.
*This is a rebroadcast of an interview aired November 21, 2016
National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 1-888-3737-888
Truckers Against Trafficking
Phone – 612-888-4828
Face Book – https://www.facebook.com/truckersagainstrafficking/
Calendar June 26th, 2017
The JOJR Calendar for June 26th
The public is invited to join the J4A Memorial March Saturday, July 1st 3:30 to 5:30 PM, 35th to 39th Prospect, KCMO. Join in to show your support of the children of our community that have been killed by gun violence.
The Criminal Justice Task Force will meet Monday July 3rd from 6:45 to 8:45 pm at the Church of the Good Shepard, 4947 Chouteau Drive, KCMO. The Criminal Justice Task Force mission is to lobby the Missouri State Legislature for sentencing laws that are fair and basic human rights, including protection against cruel and unusual punishment of those that are incarcerated. For information contact Robin Johnson at 816-522-4081 or email: [email protected]