Boots on the Ground, put together in collaboration with Breaking the Chains, focused on sex trafficking.

By Lonnie F. DeWitt, Jr., Parole Agent III
Adult Programs Unit, Region Headquarters
Division of Adult Parole Operations
Photos courtesy of event organizers

Over the summer, the Adult Programs Unit staff along with some of Fresno’s key law enforcement officials and the Central Valley Justice Coalition attended “Boots on the Ground,” put on in collaboration with the organization Breaking the Chains (BTC).

BTC provides restorative services for victims of human trafficking, specifically sex trafficking. Boots on the Ground was an informational and training session regarding the causes and effects of sex trafficking, clues to identifying those victims involved in sex trafficking, and organizations and resources available for those victims.

BTC  has been a faithful Community Partner supporting the twice annually held Females Achieving Change Together (FACT) in the Central District. This training provided a wonderful opportunity to forge additional partnerships for our female parolee population.

The Fresno Police Department was involved in the event.