In 2015, a teenaged victim of sex trafficking was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison for a crime that occurred during an attempt to escape from her trafficker. Alexis Martin was 15 years old at the time, and despite Alexis’ age, she was tried in the Ohio court system as an adult.
As many of you may know, Governor DeWine, Mayor Cranley, and public health officials have made many recommendations and regulations regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and it's presence in Ohio. In order to slow the spread of this virus, IJPC is taking necessary precautions including the following changes to scheduled events:
IJPC wins class action lawsuit against Ohio BMV granting access to driver's licenses to 16- and 17-year olds regardless of their parent's immigration status.
IJPC's Winter 2020 Newsletter features a reflection from End Slavery Cincinnati's Human Trafficking Conference, contemplation on the film Just Mercy and the death penalty, motivating words from a YES member, thoughts on working against war, information about the 2020 Flying Pig, and more.
IJPC is honored to receive the award for Agency of the Year from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Ohio Chapter, at both the regional and the state level. Thank you!
Part Two: Earlier this year, the United States and Iran came seriously close to an all-out war between the two nations. Fortunately, cooler heads have prevailed for now, but the danger of war is still very real.
If you get the chance, challenge yourself to go see Motel X. It won’t be an easy experience, but it’s a reminder of the very real situation people have to live through in our community.