This month, New Friends New Life has been busy collaborating with the community to create solutions that support survivors and address the demand for this horrific crime. Below are a few highlights:
- Having successfully launched the New Friends New Life manKINDness® Project last fall at Parish Episcopal School and Hillcrest High School, New Friends New Life's Men’s Advocacy Group is gearing up to train hundreds of student athletes in the Richardson Independent School District starting this month.
- New Friends New Life staff participated in the Denton County Human Trafficking Coalition Expo with other agencies, organizations, and ministries to spread awareness in the community about human trafficking.
- In preparation for Texas’s 85th Legislative Session, New Friends New Life hosted meetings with Representative Tan Parker, law enforcement, SMU’s Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women, and district attorneys from across the state to discuss proposed legislation to better support survivors and prosecute traffickers and buyers.
- New Friends New Life co-sponsored Human Trafficking Advocacy Day on January 25 to thank legislators for their dedication to the cause, and urge them to make human trafficking a priority issue during the 85th Legislative Session.