LORETTA Schouten is our new Development Director.
We welcome Loretta to the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition (CMSHTC) and look forward to our anti-trafficking community meeting her on Thursday. S
brings a passion and commitment to the cause, as well as an incredible professional background with expertise and experience that will help the Coalition move forward into its 12th year and beyond! She has served in an administrative role with Como Youth Works since 2014, first as director of operations, then, since 2018 to present, as executive director. She has directed all aspects of non-profit that provide education, empowerment, workforce development and entrepreneurship support to at-risk youth and young adults ages 12-24. She has managed an annual budget of $250,000 and been accountable for strategic planning, human resources, finance management, fundraising, and policymaking. Her official start date is April 15. Fun facts: Loretta is a self-proclaimed NASA geek and a ham radio operator!
LARRY Jenkins is our new board candidate.
Larry and his wife Brigitte first got involved with CMSHTC last December when the members of the Home Church they attend hosted a holiday dinner for 15 of the survivors served by the Coalition. Since February 2019 they have both volunteered regularly, providing needed transportation for survivors, helping them get to appointments, grocery shopping, Coalition events, etc., while also offering friendship, care, and compassion. Larry has accepted his nomination to the CMSHTC board and will be voted on this Thursday. He brings experience AND a love of research, policies and procedures development, information and date collection, and the details of any kind of paperwork! Six years of his professional career involved working closely with veterans, first
assisting them in filing for disability compensation and pension,
health benefits advisor.
Fun Fact: Larry is a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt! Google that!
New Collaborative Opportunity!
TRUCKERS AGAINST TRAFFICKING SUMMIT
Briefing on Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Missouri State Fairgrounds
2503 W 16th St., Sedalia, MO 65301
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (lunch provided)
RSVP by Friday, April 19th
The Office of the Missouri Attorney General, the Missouri Trucking Association, Busing on the Lookout, Truckers Against Trafficking, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Missouri Department of Transportation invites you to participate in a special collaborative event to educate Missouri trucking and busing industry leaders about issues related to child sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The goal of this meeting is to lay the foundation for the formation of a resource network within the trucking and busing industries to aid law enforcement in the important work of protecting exploited men, women, and children. The agenda will include law enforcement, prosecutors, and survivor panelists to discuss actual sex trafficking scenarios that are occurring in your area.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING 1st-THURSDAY MEETINGS
SAME TIME: 6-7:30 pm
SAME LOCATION: Parkade Event Center, Columbia, MO
July 11 (skip the 4th of July)