Free trainings on DMST available to convocations in our diocese–One way to fight DMST is to learn about the problem, the warning signs, how this crime is perpetrated, the legislation in place in GA to fight the crime, and what you and your parish can do to prevent it. GA Cares offers free trainings to convocations and communities on this issue. The NW GA, Chattahoochee Valley, SW Atlanta, East Atlanta Convocations and our Hispanic congregations have already had this 3 hour training. It offers 2 clergy contact hours. Contact Amy Shipp at GA Cares to schedule a training. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Congratulations to Path to Shine at St. Christopher's in Perry. They are recipient of the Miriam's Gift Award. This award is given annually to a program in the diocese that prevents DMST. Look in "Connecting" and on Commission website in spring for 2017 application.
Amendment 2 on the November 2016 ballot in GA passed! Thank you to parishes that shared information on this referendum with their congregation. Thanks to all in diocese who voted for this measure. It will set-up a dedicated fund to help children rescued from traffickers to regain their mental and physical health.
Download a Commission document (here) designed for diocesan teachers' manuals.
The Commission on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta will serve as a body of concerned lay and clergy representatives who will provide resources to, network with, and propose appropriate actions and/or legislation for parishes and other organizations to end the sex trafficking of minors.