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Laura’s* Safe Place Story

Posted on Oct 20, 2017

Laura, a victim of human trafficking was 17 years old when Fresno EOC Central Valley Against Human Trafficking first came in contact with her. She had been reported as a frequent runaway and during many of these episodes was recruited and sold by traffickers for commercial sex. Laura and her advocate discussed her history of “running” and the many safety concerns involved. Together they created a plan so that if Laura decided to “run” she could access help and reduce her…

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DACA, our agency in solidarity

Posted on Sep 08, 2017

In solidarity with the thousands of Dreamers in Fresno County, the following letter was sent to our congressional representatives urging them to adopt a pathway to citizenship for these young people. September 7, 2017 Dear members of Congress representing Fresno County: On behalf of the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission I respectfully add my voice to urging your support for the hundreds of thousands of kids who, through no fault of their own, face the grim prospect of being forced to…

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The U.S Department of Labor recently announced the award of nearly $80 million in YouthBuild grants to support a pre-apprenticeship training program for at-risk youth. The Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps (LCC)/YouthBuild Fresno received a three year, $1.1 million grant, the highest amount awarded per site.  According to U.S. Department of Labor, the grants range from $650,000 to $1.1 million and will fund 77 YouthBuild programs in 46 states. There are 260 YouthBuild programs operating…

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