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ErIn Lininger – PRESIDENT
Erin Lininger is a Supervising Investigator at Children’s Legal Services of San Diego. Erin works with attorneys to advocate for children and youth who are subject to abuse and neglect proceedings in San Diego Juvenile Dependency Court. She is part of the CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) team within her organization and in July 2019 will be supervising and coordinating the new CSEC Case Manager program.
DR. Marni Greenberg – TREASURER
Jewel Hayes L.Ac. – Secretary
TOP 8 CITIES
San Diego ranks as one of the top 8 cities in the US for sex trafficking. San Diego is also the leader in community awareness around these issues.
$810 IN REVENUE
San Diego sex trafficking has over $810 million in revenue every year (and a staggering $150 billion dollar industry worldwide).
We estimate somewhere between 8,830-11,772 San Diego residents are targeted yearly, the vast majority of which are American women.
RECRUITING AT SCHOOLS
Human trafficking preys on the vulnerable. active in middle and high schools, malls, parks, on public transportation, and at parties.
13: AVERAGE AGE
The average age of these victims is 12-14 years old, and many are kept in captivity, abused, sold, and coerced for years.
FROM ABUSIVE HOMES
Many of these teens were already in unsafe situations, having been sexually assaulted as a child or leaving other types of abusive homes.
We believe in supporting our community’s survivors.
Noninvasive medicine like acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage therapy play a major part in the recovery of these victims. As practitioners, we have seen the life-changing effects that these therapies can have on individuals suffering from trauma. Issues like PTSD, anxiety, depression, pain, and sleep disturbances not only greatly effect the daily lives of these survivors, but are detrimental to their long-term health and recuperation. We believe that by helping to heal these survivors, we will begin to heal our community at large.
We believe that body therapy can have positive, lasting effects.
We understand that the body and mind needs time and ongoing support to make lasting change. This is why we advocate for ongoing care with our practitioners so that survivors can build a trusting, comfortable relationship. Our practitioners are trained in the nuances of treating sexual trauma and provide a safe patient-practitioner relationship for survivors.
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