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Human Trafficking Conference Held to Combat ‘Modern-Day Slavery’

Despite a wave of momentum in Northeast Florida to identify and protect survivors of human trafficking, the need for services to support victims is still catching up to the demand. The Exchange Club Family Center hosted its annual child-abuse prevention conference on Wednesday, bringing dozens of area counselors, social workers, nonprofits and government officials together with experts to learn more about the link between human trafficking and child abuse. The …Read More

Human Trafficking – WJCT-TV/First Coast Connect

It’s a form of modern-day slavery and one of the fastest growing crimes worldwide. Federal and state authorities are stepping up their efforts to fight human trafficking of all types, whether it’s minors forced into the sex trade or workers coerced into unpaid labor. Florida is an epicenter for trafficking. As the nation marks Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we speak with Amanda Rolfe, President, and Prudence Williams, Executive Director, of the …Read More

Florida Times-Union – Letter To Editor

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, organizations work diligently to stop child abuse and to help children and families make it through and overcome abuse. As I take the reins as incoming board president for The Exchange Club Family Center of Northeast Florida, I want to highlight our efforts to stop child abuse in Northeast Florida in the best way possible — by preventing it …Read More

JT Townsend Foundation donates JT’s van to help make a dream come true.

Interview and Photo Opportunities JT Townsends’ personal van will be presented to Harold Lawrence, father of Joshua “Brian ” Brantner, a young man who suffered a traumatic brain injury 12 years ago. JT Townsend Foundation along with JT’s parents, Jerry and Carmen Townsend wanted JT’s van to go to the perfect person. They found that person recently.  Harold Lawrence and step-son Joshua “Brian” Brantner, have a dream to speak in …Read More