Jacquelin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Masters of Social Work degree at Barry University in 2013. She has extensive experience providing trauma informed care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to adult and child victims of human trafficking, homeless women, senior citizens, refugee children, and inmates reentering the community. She also has been assisting clients with issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, unhealthy relationships, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and self-harm. She receives great joy in helping others in their journey of healing and personal growth.
Jacquelin is also a certified facilitator for Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking, Hands That Heal curriculum, and participates in educating the community on human trafficking and mental health.
Jacquelin is currently the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Program Coordinator with Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center in Summerville, SC.
She is also available for speaking engagements.
Information about Human Trafficking
Although slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past, human traffickers generate hundreds of billions of dollars in profits by trapping millions of people in horrific situations around the world, including here in the U.S. Traffickers use violence, threats, deception, debt bondage, and other manipulative tactics to force people to engage in commercial sex or to provide labor or services against their will. While more research is needed on the scope of human trafficking, below are a few key statistics:
- The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally.
- 81% of them are trapped in forced labor.
- 25% of them are children.
- 75% are women and girls.
- The International Labor Organization estimates that forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide.
- The U.S. Department of Labor has identified 148 goods from 75 countries made by forced and child labor.
- In 2017, an estimated 1 out of 7 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims.
- Of those, 88% were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran.
- There is no official estimate of the total number of human trafficking victims in the U.S. Polaris estimates that the total number of victims nationally reaches into the hundreds of thousands when estimates of both adults and minors and sex trafficking and labor trafficking are aggregated.
Information from : https://polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/facts