May Meeting – Child Protective Services & Minor Sex Trafficking
VRW welcomes Ashley Davis-Nelson and Toni Macfarlan to our May 2017 meeting. These ladies will talk about Child Protective Services, sex-trafficking and Texas legislation around these critical problems.
How CPS Led Me to Conservative Activism
Ashley was in and out of foster care until she was 12 years-old. As she grew older, she decided to pay it forward and help vulnerable children in CPS. She served as University of Houston’s College Republican President and as a Senator in Student Government Association. After graduation, she worked with Blakemore and Associates, Ted Cruz’s Presidential Campaign and now Empower Texans. She has been involved with CPS bills for the 85th Texas Legislative Session.
America’s Hidden Epidemic
Toni has been volunteering with Traffick911 to free youth from sex trafficking since college. Traffick911 combats domestic minor sex-trafficking with prevention, identification and empowerment of survivors. She’s currently the Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Coordinator with Traffick911, a Field Representative for Congressman Pete Olson and a mom.
~ Kathaleen Wall, Programs