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Human Trafficking Documentary Nominated for 2014 Emmy Award

DVD COVER GRAPHICSAN BERNARDINO, CA- The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s documentary “Teenage $ex 4 $ale: Human Trafficking in San Bernardino County” has received a nomination for the 2014 Emmy Awards. The announcement was made Tuesday by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Pacific Southwest Chapter at a nomination party held at the Mad House Comedy Club in San Diego. The film was nominated in the Documentary category for excellence in the creation of a formal, structured television presentation with dramatic impact of an event, condition or situation of current, cultural and/or historical significance.

“When I was younger I spent a year and a half overseas in the Philippines, and I saw first-hand the tragedy of human trafficking and the toll that it took on young girls who could be purchased for ten dollars an hour,” said Christopher Lee, who directed and edited the documentary.

“Those stories have always stayed with me, and now there are new stories, sadly taking shape in our own backyard. My hope all along was that this film would somehow inspire communities, law enforcement and government officials to push even harder in the battle against human trafficking.”

The film is a 45-minute documentary that delves into the problem of sexual exploitation in the nation’s largest county. From boastful pimps preying on young women to one woman’s quest to open a home for female victims, the film highlights a unique coalition of government agencies and how they are reaching deep into the community to eradicate human trafficking.

“I am so proud of the work of my public affairs officer, Chris Lee, and all those who helped create this film,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said. “From the undercover filming of the Player’s and Pimp Ball in Hollywood to the survivors who shared their stories, this was a team effort all the way. Ultimately, this is just another outlet to help shine a brighter light on those victimized by the terrible crime of human trafficking.”

The 40th Annual NATAS Pacific Chapter Awards will be presented June 14, 2014, at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad. To view a copy of the entire film visit www.sbcountyda.org/ServicesInformation/ProsecutingCriminals/HumanTraffickingPros ecutionUnit/HostaScreeningoftheFilmTeenage$ex4$ale.aspx.

Inland Empire Teens Honored by Rep. Negrete McLeod

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MONTCLAIR, CA – Last week, Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Montclair) held the 2014 “Outstanding Teen of the Year” awards luncheon to honor teens from throughout the 35th Congressional District who were nominated by school superintendents for their exemplary academic work and civic participation.

A total of 12 teens were selected from cities within the 35th Congressional District.

“It was a pleasure to recognize students who serve in their communities while maintaining excellent grades,” said Rep. Negrete McLeod. “I am confident they will be successful in their future endeavors.”

Students receiving the 2014 “Outstanding Teen of the Year” award were:

  • Shaddy Viste, Bloomington
  • Eric Barajas, Bloomington
  • Kimberly Goodwin, Chino
  • Donald Hall III, Chino
  • Jacqueline Cornejo, Fontana
  • Antonio Flores, Fontana
  • Angelica Benitez, Montclair
  • Fernando Fernandez, Montclair
  • Sabrina Sedano, Ontario
  • Edgar Ibarra, Ontario
  • Ivon Pena, Pomona
  • Joseph Orosco, Pomona

 

AMR Resuscitates Women and Children of Time for Change Foundation

 (l-r) From AMR - Shalon W., TFCF clients Lisa, Jen, Crystal, Jeanine, Amanda, Ariel, Mrs. Carter- Exec. Director of TFCF, From AMR Diana McCafferty and Andy S.

(l-r) From AMR – Shalon W., TFCF clients Lisa, Jen, Crystal, Jeanine, Amanda, Ariel, Mrs. Carter- Exec. Director of TFCF, From AMR Diana McCafferty and Andy S.

American Medical Response (AMR) Is Responding in Action to Assist The Time for Change Foundation. An AMR Ambulance came rolling into the Time for Change parking lot on Wednesday in order to respond to the overwhelming need for women’s clothing. AMR drivers and manager staff spent weeks collecting lightly used quality clothing to ensure that the clients at Time for Change have the required daily clothing needed and also professional clothing that will enable them to put their best foot forward when on a job interview.

Diana McCafferty, Manager of AMR Administration San Bernardino County came to Time for Change and asked, “How can we help Time for Change as a support partner?” Time for Change is grateful any time a company or individual asks the question, “How can we help your mission.” We thank the entire team that AMR brought to engage in the delivery of the gifted clothing and hygiene items. AMR is looking forward to expanding the engagement opportunities with Time for Change throughout the year. Diane McCafferty said, “AMR is honored to assist the residents of San Bernardino. Time for Change is making a direct impact in assisting those in need.”

About Time for Change Foundation

Time for Change Foundation’s mission is to empower disenfranchised low-income individuals and families by building leadership through evidence-based programs and housing to create self-sufficiency and thriving communities. AMR shares Time for Change Foundation dedication to solutions that are ending homelessness and providing a pathway for women who are looking to gain self-sufficiency for themselves and their children.