Justice 180 is a Non-profit organization that ultimately exists to see an end to human trafficking. We are a group of people who are taking action against the issue of sexual exploitation; using our gifts, passions, creativity and strategy to see 180 degree changes in society and the lives of those this issue affects. We have seen the faces behind the statistics and have dedicated our lives to not only taking a stand against this issue, but also calling out and training others to do the same.
We are a faith-based Non-profit ministry who's mission is to see victims of sexual exploitation reached, rescued and restored by offering support in whatever way we can. We believe that each man, woman and child that has fallen victim to sexual exploitation can walk in freedom and live happy, healthy and redeemed lives. Through our Justice 180 ministry and outreaches and our Justice Discipleship Training Schools, we are dedicated to create a movement of God's people to stand against the issue of human trafficking. To train and launch out passionate people; equipping them with the solid foundations, education and inspiration needed to take action using their passion, gifts and talents. We are committed to finding innovative and sustainable solutions to the issue of human trafficking and recovery of its survivors.
We are bringing light and awareness to this issue and the contributing factors through our Justice 180 Project Events, mentorship programs and by speaking in churches and other events.
We are going out to the streets, strip clubs and red light districts around the world handing out gift bags to men, women, and children who are being sexually exploited. Bringing the message: Because You Matter.
We are training and equipping passionate people, providing them with the discipleship, education and opportunity needed to go into all the world and take a stand.
'AN ESTIMATED 1.2 MILLION CHILDREN ARE TRAFFICKED EVERY YEAR.'
'THE U.S. IS A SOURCE AND TRANSIT POINT FOR TRAFFICKING AND IS ONE OF THE MAJOR DESTINATIONS FOR TRAFFICKING VICTIMS.'
'Every 30 seconds, someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery.'
'Children are exploited and forced to work in brick kilns and sweatshops, on construction sites, in houses as domestic slaves, on the streets as child soldiers and beggars.'
'There have been reports of Human Trafficking in all 50 U.S. States.'
Trafficking in Persons Report 2011
'There is an estimated 27 million slaves around the world today.'
'Women and children are often kidnapped or sold into the industry by families under desperate circumstances.'
'THERE IS AN ESTIMATED $32 BILLION IN YEARLY PROFITS.'
ILO & UNODC
'An estimated 26% of Trafficking victims are children.'
Robert and Jenny Barber are the Leaders and Founders of the Justice 180 Ministries at Youth With A Mission Los Angeles. They have served as missionaries for 5 years. They grew up in a small town in central California and moved to Redding, California shortly after being married. Jenny grew up knowing about the issue of trafficking and passionate to take a stand. Robert became passionate about the issue after seeing the issue of trafficking in Thailand.
Laura Godon grew up in Scotland, but in August 2014 she moved to LA to join Justice 180 staff. She got her Masters degree from Strathclyde University in 2010 and is a qualified pharmacist; however, during a worship conference in 2013 God placed it on her heart to reach and love the most vulnerable people of the worldThis led her to do her Justice Discipleship Training School where she discovered her heart for justice ministry.
Naomi joined our team in August 2014. After watching a documentary about Human Trafficking in 2012 she decided to do the 2013 Justice DTS at YWAM L.A. She is passionate about raising awareness about human trafficking and reaching out to the women on the streets of Los Angeles. Her heart is for those being trafficked around the world, doing outreach overseas and to see other people stand up to join the fight against human trafficking.
Brenna O'Connor joined Justice 180 staff in August 2014. She has lived in California her whole life. In 2012, she received her degree in Social Work from Azusa Pacific University. Brenna discovered her heart for anti-trafficking ministry through seeing awareness campaigns, and during her Justice Discipleship Training School in 2013. She is passionate about raising awareness about human trafficking, doing prevention work with at risk youth and reaching out to the girls on the streets of Los Angeles.
Anna Soderlund joined Justice 180 in August of 2015. After growing up in Georgia, she came to Los Angeles with the tragic reality of trafficking heavily placed on her heart. It was during a conference in Atlanta, known as The Passion Conference, where God made it clear to her that her life was made to serve and be lost for the broken. Today she serves on our team sharing God’s love with the broken.
Emily Hopf joined Justice 180 staff in August 2014 after doing her Justice DTS at YWAM Los Angeles in 2013. Emily first became aware of human trafficking at the age of 14 when an Anti- Trafficking organization came to her church. Emily is passionate about raising awareness about this issue, working with at risk youth and the vulnerable, and reaching out to women on the streets of Los Angeles.
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We are a group of passionate people with vision to see an end to human trafficking!