VBJI graduates fifth class of Victim Advocates
A huge congratulations to the graduating class of our Fall 2016 course. Our 40-hour advocacy training course is not for the faint of heart, and includes a psychological evaluation, role-play, and panel interview, as well as presentations from local mental health professionals, law enforcement, and VBJI staff.
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VBJI collaborates on local documentary spotlighting human trafficking
Cox Communications brings a must-see three-segment documentary on the horrific epidemic of human trafficking in Hampton Roads. Featuring interviews with local lawmakers, VBJI advocates and director Pat McKenna, and sex trafficking survivor Tanya Street, this is an important series that we are proud to endorse. Click to watch: In Plan Sight - Promo | Segment 1 | Segment 2 | Segment 3
VBJI launches pilot jail outreach program
After several Hampton Roads regional jails reached out to VBJI requesting
resources and an in-house program, VBJI organized and launched a comprehensive course designed to educate incarcerated women about human trafficking and provide a safe place and group setting for women to discuss their experiences, and work toward healing and restoration.
VBJI launches tattoo artist outreach program
designed to raise awareness among local tattoo artists about human trafficking branding, as well as provide opportunities for artists to donate time and talent to survivors through new "freedom" tattoos.
Ink artist? Interested in getting involved? Contact us!