Debbie Johnson's Without Prostitution

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There are approximately 20-30 million human trafficking slaves in the world today. According to the U. S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year. Debbie Johnson, former women 's pastor of The House Modesto, a Christian church, is the founder and CEO of Without Permission, a faith-based organization that helps bring awareness and put an end to sex slavery. Debbie’s Civic Honors Include: 2014 Women of the Year for California, District 12, 2013 National FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award, and 2013 Distinguished Woman of the Year, Soroptomist International. In an interview with the Modesto Bee, Debbie explains first learning about sex trafficking at a luncheon in 2007. A woman,…show more content…
Johnson 's four core values that drive and guide Without Permission are serving, excellence, family, and faith. Johnson believes in the giving of one 's self in order to meet the needs of individuals and the communities they work with. Serving has been a big part of her life, even before founding Without Permission, because of the years she spent serving as a pastor. Without Permission stated to United Way Stanislaus that they “serve Stanislaus County Probation, Police, Sheriff and District Attorney Departments in the area of Human Sex Trafficking. Providing them with national training resources, techniques in addressing victims, visible signs to look for and key questions to ask during the interview. Our desire is to help them secure any evidence collected which can be utilized in the eventual prosecution of the…show more content…
Johnson 's third core value is family. Prioritizing family above all else, Johnson believes that there is a balance between serving Without Permission and spending time with family. 'Family is always first ' the WP website states. Johnson 's reverence for family is apparent to other people, including Member of the California State Assembly, Kristin Olsen, who stated that Debbie 's “partnership with law enforcement is putting perpetrators behind bars and restoring lives and families.” The fourth core value, faith, carries a lot of importance to Johnson. Without Permission is widely known as a faith-based organization. With her having been a women 's pastor for years, faith is a very obvious component in Johnson 's day-to-day life and she has brought faith into her company as well. When a survivor is put in touch with the organization, he or she is appointed a trained volunteer to help navigate six key cornerstones in their restoration process. Along with health, education, and more, one of

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