Educational Programs

We provide online and/or in person educational seminars in order to educate the general public about Human Trafficking. We also hold all day seminars geared toward individuals that need CEU’s. Our seminars educate on what human trafficking is, how it happens, who it happens to, internet safety, myths, signs to look for and more. 
 

Outreach

HOJ provides anywhere from 65 to 110 Freedom bags to potential victims of human trafficking every month. We partner with four other organizations in order to have these bags given out in the strip clubs, brothels, and streets of Houston. We also share these bags with women that go in for their forensic exams and to Survivors going to therapy for the first time. Our Amazon Wish List of items can be found here:
 
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Our Support Groups

Hands of Justice is a Survivor led Organization. We work hard to ensure that anyone working with Survivors is Survivor informed and equipped to work with those dealing with trauma. The majority of our support groups are Survivor led. We want each Survivor to know they aren’t alone. We are there to help equip for a journey together with other like minded individuals. We hope to build communities of supportive individuals that can share life together, not only in groups but in volunteer opportunities and through economic empowerment.

 

We welcome you to join us by clicking on a group that you feel would best suit your needs. Once you have filled out the form, the group leader will contact you to discuss more details and help answer any questions you might have.

 

We are there to help encourage, support and walk along side you as you heal. You absolutely do not have to do this alone!

Rebecca Cary

Rebecca Cary is the founder of Hands of Justice, Consultant, Speaker, Educator and Survivor Leader.

She recently graduated from Sam Houston State University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Human Services. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s Program for Victim Studies. She holds the Survivor position on the board for the Montgomery County Coalition Against Human Trafficking, serves on the Survivor Leader Council for the State of Texas, and serves as the coordinator for the Economic Empowerment group for HTRA. She has been featured on a PSA for the new Goya Care initiative, NBC, and will be publishing a book March of 2022. 

 

Group information: 

Online (nationwide), Every other Tuesday at 7pm Central 

Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, Texas. In person group, meets every other week. Time and location convenient to the group members.

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Katherine Givens McGibbons

Katherine is a Social Justice Advocate, Consultant and Survivor Leader. Kathy developed a trauma-informed restorative care program for adult survivors of human trafficking. She is now Co-Founder of Twelve 11 Partners, an organization committed to supporting survivors of sex trafficking. As a Survivor Leader and Consultant, Kathy continues to provide training to various groups committed to the fight against human trafficking. She is a Member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking and an active advisory board member with Redeemed Ministries, The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, and A21. 

 

Group Information: 

The Greater Houston area: Mobile group, meets every other Friday. Time and location convenient to the group members.

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Aleisha Gutierrez

Aleisha has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Sciences, Nutrition, Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies, is a trained Biblical Life Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, NAMI facilitator and Survivor Leader. She is passionate about life and the pursuit of purpose. She is on a mission to empower others to live, express, choose, and dream! As a coach, She helps people identify their passion, discover their purpose, widen their perspective, and process experiences. In her self care time, Aleisha enjoys running, dancing, biking, swimming, kayaking, cooking and singing. Her love for others is what fuels her desire to serve God leave a positive impact in the world.

Group Information: 

Lubbock, Texas. In person group. Meets every other Tuesday from noon to 1pm. Place TBD.

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Jessica Wesley

The passion to serve women in the strip clubs came from my personal experience which had me trapped in the industry from the age of 18 until 27. During that time frame I lost my father to cancer, became a single mother and finished my bachelor’s degree in marketing from UH- CT Bauer business school. In 2007 my life was radically and miraculously changed.. Walking into a new life free of addiction to drugs, alcohol and money I began growing in my God-given purpose to help other women who were in the same hopeless place I was. From 2015 to 2019 I have served and led teams with 3 different ministries that go into the Houston strip clubs to bring love, gifts and resources to the women. Currently I am now fighting this fight at a different level by educating, speaking, advocating for these women who if given the proper tools can change the trajectory of their lives.

 

Group information:

Tomball/Cypress, Texas. In person group. Meets every 1st  and 3rd Saturday of each month from 6-8pm, central time.  Place TBD

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Robyn Cory

Robyn Cory is a Native Houstonian. She went to University of Houston and has worked for one of America’s Top Oncologists. Since her daughter, Kristen, went missing in January 2020, Robyn has been an active advocate for trafficked children, and has recovered 11 minors this year alone while searching for her daughter. She hopes to raise awareness for Human Trafficking to protect the next family from having to go through this. 

 

Group Information:

Support group for Family members of victims or survivors. Online, every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 11am.

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Dawn Candy

Dawn is passionate about helping families as her own grand-daughter is currently being trafficked. Dawn Candy is the founder and owner of I Promote You, a strategic marketing and promotional products company, operating since 2008. I Promote You offers a wide range of products and services, including promotional items, corporate apparel and gifts, printing, awards and incentive programs, event giveaways, marketing consulting, event logistics, and more.
Dawn is a long-standing member of the Advertising Specialty Institute, Promotional Products Association International, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Montgomery County Alumni. She is proud to have chaired the Capital Campaign that raised funds for the Montgomery County Food Bank to expand operations into their current 72,000 square foot building and to have founded the Greater Montgomery County Restaurant Association in 2008. Dawn is a proud member of American Business Women’s Association- Innovative Women in Business (ABWA-IWIB) The Woodlands Chapter, and Business Networking International (BNI) The Woodlands Winning Edge Chapter. After moving to Oak Ridge North in December 2016, Dawn began serving her new community on the Economic Development Corporation board as Vice-President and was recently appointed to the city council, Place 4, and serves the City as Mayor Pro Tem. She also currently holds board positions with the following organizations: Montgomery County Women’s Council of Organizations, Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW), and WISE (Women Inspiring and Supporting Entrepreneurs), where she is also the event coordinator.

 

Group Information:

Support group for Family members of victims or survivors. Online, every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 11am.

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Sharon Windham

Bio: Sharon is the Founder of United For Human Dignity. She is an advocate, educator, and coach for sexual health and the rights of human trafficking survivors. Understanding the emotional and psychological struggles that follow a traumatic experience, Sharon created United For Human Dignity as a resource to help survivors of sex trafficking get the employment opportunities they deserve while reclaiming their dignity and financial security. While earning her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling, Sharon completed internships with  Communities in Schools, a nonprofit that supports at-risk students, and the Montrose Center, a nonprofit that empowers and supports the LGBTQ+ community

 

Group Information:

LGBTQ + Survivors: online group, every other Monday at noon

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