Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition and Downriver Coalition of Families Anti-Drug and Trafficking, Ink., 501(c)3 Empowering
Advocates and Abolitionists Against Human Trafficking. Website Under Construction - Please Review!
Downriver Coalition of Families Anti-Drug and Trafficking, Ink., 501(c)3 and Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition Empowering Advocates and Abolitionists Against Human Trafficking. Website as of 08/29/2016 Under Construction Please Review!
kNOw The Monroe County Anti Human Trafficking Coalition is hosting a conference on Oct 8th (Saturday) 2016. https://www.facebook.com/Monroe-County-Anti-Human-Trafficking-Coalition-231436433724653/?fref=ts
Guest speakers will be Mary Kapp of the Downriver Area Narcotics Organization; Tona Pederson, representing the Stop Underage Drinking/Drugs Coalition; Flat Rock Police Chief John Leacher, who will speak on problems associated with the proposed legalization of marijuana; Wyandotte Fire Chief Jeffery Carley; 33rd District Judge Jennifer Hesson; Rick Dibrano, a counselor at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital’s drug rehabilitation unit; Ty Guthrie, of Recovery House; and Sara Grivas, an addiction specialist.http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2016/08/29/news/doc57c08a8898d3e958417653.txt?viewmode=fullstory
An outreach ministry of Wedgwood Christian Services dedicated to
ending the sexual exploitation of young men and women in West
Act Out Ministries is partnering with Forsaken Generation to bring human trafficking
training to Flint Michigan!! http://igniteflint.com/human-trafficking-training-conference/
Planting Hope 2012 marked the beginning of an
annual community event to combat human trafficking in
Freedom Out of Ashes, Bringing an End to Slavery One Life at a Time
Lets tell the truth about
Working to open a safe house for female victims
of human trafficking under 18 years old.
Helping people use their gifts and talents to
prevent and end slavery in Michigan and beyond.
Facilitates a collaborative effort between law
enforcement and social service agencies to stop human trafficking in
Building bridges with other organizations
committed to combating human trafficking.
Abolitionists against modern day slavery
Outreach to strip clubs in Grand Rapids, Lansing and
Serve homeless and high-risk girls and young women in
Street outreach and the
Fighting the demand for domestic sex
Richard A. Sands, Ret. PI
Richard A. Sands, MIRRC Board Chair & President
Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition
"Building Bridges, Building Community,
Building Hope for Survivors of Human Trafficking"
Cell: (734) 771-7251 Fax: (734) 281-4087
Follow us on Twitter.com/BuildMIRRC
Registered Office: 13162 Fordline Street, Southgate, Michigan 48195-2435
MIRRC is a Michigan 501C3 non-profit organization committed to combating human
trafficking in the cities, region and state of Michigan. We are a membership
coalition. Our Board of Directors: Dr. Sabrina D. Black, MIRRC Board Vice Chair,
Linda C. Allen, MIRRC Board Treasurer We meet monthly call for times and
location. Get on the fast track to learning about being an abolitionist against
trafficking and impacting change in our State.
A Local Wayne County Downriver Community – Modern-day Slavery / Drugs, Labor & Underage Sex Trafficking Story
Looking Beneath the Surface “Hands Holding Stephanie”
Richard A. Sands, retired Professional Investigator, is Board Chair/President of the
Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition and current Board Chairman/President and
Project Director of the Families Against Narcotics (FAN) Downriver Chapter in
Wayne County. Mr. Sands has an associate degree in criminal justice, bachelor
degree in pre-law and currently working on his masters’ degree, developing a
restorative practice project/practicum for the social justice graduate degree
program at Marygrove College.
Richard’s 17-year old granddaughter, Stephanie Brown, illegally
hired to as an underage dancer, independent contractor, was sex
trafficked out of or from a local downriver strip-club in Lincoln Park and later
found dead of a fatal drug-overdose in the early morning hours of March 16,
2007. Richard will share his personal story about “Hands Holding
Stephanie” and the families, faith-based organizations, politicians, law
enforcement and volunteers working together to bring greater awareness,
education and provide prevention, protection, prosecution and partnerships.
Opportunities for our communities to help make a difference by saving lives and
being a voice for the voiceless girls, women, men and boys suffering/dying from
labor/sex and drug trafficking, will be the focus of this modern-day slavery
There will be plenty of free anti-trafficking information,
resources, poster material, flyers, videos and the “Hands Holding Stephanie”
quilt/blanket with 74 other children’s stories and signatures from around the
country will be on display for attendees to sign, wanting to “Look Beneath the
Surface” and make a difference for our communities safety, health and
Modern-Day Slavery Prevention, Protection,
Prosecution and Partnership Advocate
Richard A. Sands, Ret. PI
MiRRC - Board Chair& President
Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition
734-771-7251 / Fax: 734-281-4087
"Building Bridges, Building Community, Building Hope for Survivors of Human Trafficking"
www.michiganrescueandrestore.com Follow us on Twitter.com/BuildMIRRC
MIRRC is a 501C3 non-profit organization committed to combating human trafficking in
the cities, region and state of Michigan. We are a membership coalition. Our
Board of Directors: Dr. Sabrina D. Black, MIRRC Board Vice Chair, Linda C.
Allen, MIRRC Board Treasurer.
We meet monthly call for times and location. Get on the
fast track to learning about being an abolitionist against trafficking and
impacting change in our State.
The topic may not be in the news as often as it should. Journalist are not pursuing it as they could. Citizentry is not shouting about it as we would especially if it touched close to home. Nonethless, the topic of human trafficking continues to be a very real threat in the lives of all citizens of the state of Michigan as well as the world. Populations of vulnerable people are being mistreated daily and it is imperative that we who are informed of this heinous crime are on our posts shouting from the rooftop that trafficking in person is consuming and damaging lives of men, women, and children around the globe. We must not grow weary in our endeavor to raise awareness or educate our youth on the slippery means and methods of men and women who are daily recruiting if not kidnapping unsuspecting people for their fifthy means. If I could sound the trumpet battle cry, WAKE UP! THE ENEMY IS ALREADY AT THE GATES OF OUR STATE! So get involved, join us in the fight, become enraged, informed and enlightened to safeguard all our youth and other targeted groups. Consider Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition as a beginning, write to the local newspapers, call a journalist, blog on the subject, remind our legislators too.
Just want to share a brief insight, I am so angry at the lack of outrage about trafficking in the state of Michigan. I am so involved in this topic and I am speaking to everyone who will listen that, unless we all get involved our children and teens as well as college students will become victims to the crime of trafficking. I call on school administrators, non-profit organizations who work with youth, churches and others to call upon the experts in this arena to speak to our youth. They are vulnerable! What they think they know they are only a clog in the wheel of deception. Come on parents and educators lets show true compassion and save our youth! I am doing my part, where are You!
Lansing, MI-- There are individuals after attending MIRRC first human trafficking conference in Lansing ready to help the state eliminate and eradicate slavery in the form of human trafficking. There are people who have had their conscience awaken to this criminal enterprise and are willing to step out to be the voice of hope, help and healing.
From April 13 workshops by some great presenters and frontline warriors to the outstanding speakers on April 14th, the reality of trafficking the crime toward individuals, the violation of human dignity you cannot leave without understanding this was a serious social justice issue that could no longer be ignored!
No longer as a state can we turn our heads or stick them in the sand but we must be open to the cries of the voiceless for help.
Thanks to Dr. Larry Carter, president of Great Lakes Christian College for hosting this call to justice and freedom on his campus. Congratulations to MIRRC for their first conference, thanks to the workshop presenters you were phenomenal, Andy Sopher, Professor Christopher Johnson, Dr. Sabrina Black, Laminda & Denise Uhbayawana, Nikki Jackson and Pamela Hudson.
Much Gratitude to Richard Sands, Dr. Robert Hagerty and York Moore. Everyone in attendance will never be the same. From now on they are equipped to combat 21st century slavery head-on.
Join the journey to proclaim liberty to captives, to restore lives and bring wholistic healing to those who are rescued. If not you, who? If not now, when?
Pamela J. Hudson, Project Director
Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition
Wow! The information shared at the Michigan Rescue and Restore Conferece in Lansing was great! I wish so many others could have heard the truth of this matter which will compel you to do something to stop this form of slavery. The highlight for me was York Moore who was amazing with the way he shared "The Epic Quest." His enigmatic voice for this generation stirred the attendees to want to be part of the answer to awaken others to not put their heads in the sand. I value the opportunity and appreciate there is some organization out there doing something for the state.
Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition held their first conference on the campus of Great Lakes Christian College in Lansing, Michiganl With workshops addressing runaways by Andy Sopher to the children who we need to safeguard by Dr. Sabrina Black and Nikki Jackson. This was a well put together conference which should have been sold out.
Attendees were given knowledge to become informaed and insightful to help prevent our citizens from being a victim. The conference had dynamic speakers who held your attention. The compassion of each speaker could be discerned by each one.
Powerful and poignantly delivered.
I applaud the Coalition for being on the front line and being a hop
The work as Project Director asks of me to stay abreast of latest information and pass it on. Sharing truth that will set someone free from ignorance and bondage, is a reward in itself.