How you can help: Educate yourself and others. Plan an awareness event. Talk to young people about online safety. Show a film about human trafficking and invite your friends, family, faith community or club. Support programs that teach young people body positivity and good self-esteem. Commit to a monthly donation to an organization like your local domestic violence shelter or STARS. Start or sign a petition. http://actioncenter.polarisproject.org/. Talk to your government officials. Support legislation and funding for prevention, rescue, prosecution and restoration for victims. Shop carefully and hold corporations accountable: http://www.chainstorereaction.com/; http://www.free2work.org/; http://productsofslavery.org/. Volunteer to provide services to runaway and homeless teenagers. Volunteer to mentor at female juvenile detention centers or prisons.
Bullying Prevention and Awareness
How You Can Help: TCPJ needs more volunteers to work with Lindsey, our program director, for evidence based materials to support bully prevention in the schools. Donated dollars translate into curriculum and materials to work with the children on their interventions with bullying.
Gun Violence Prevention
How You Can Help: If you feel passionate about this issue and would like to join us in TCPJ’s effort to reduce gun violence in Topeka and Shawnee County, e-mail the Peace Center, firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be invited to the planning and goal-setting sessions coming up.