LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. — ASPIRE, a Lehigh Valley anti-trafficking non-profit that promotes awareness and helps survivors, has chosen three recipients for the 2020 Victory Through Service Awards at “Freedom Fest.”
ASPIRE’s Freedom Fest virtual 5k launched in October, allowing individuals or teams to raise money for an emergency shelter by running or walking at a time and place of their choosing.
In addition, Aspire will be presenting the second “Victory Through Service Award” (sponsored by CREW Lehigh Valley) to recognize and celebrate chosen organizations and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery.
2020 Victory Through Service Award recipients are:
Organization: Northampton County District Attorney Office
Northampton District Attorney’s office actively prosecutes traffickers in Northampton county including a key role in convicting trafficker Seth Moll.
Public Servant: Senator Lisa Boscola
Senator Lisa Boscola serves in the 18th Senatorial District, serving Northampton and Lehigh counties. Senator Boscola has shown support to ASPIRE and our anti-trafficking movement. She has sponsored legislation to allow law enforcement easier access to cell phone evidence and legislation to allow domestic violence survivors to change cell providers without penalty to escape an abusive partner.
Front Line Fighter: Jennifer Moll, LSW, KidsPeace
Jennifer Moll is the director of Communities Impacting Communities and Licensed Social Worker. Jennifer did her Master’s of Social Work internship at ASPIRE and currently holds a board position. Freedom Fest would not be possible without Jennifer’s dedication to the organization.
ASPIRE (acronym) is a presence, initiating recovery and empowerment that provides an opportunity for growth and development and fosters autonomy. Survivors of human trafficking have the right to be treated with dignity, respect, and love. They should be looked to as the experts of their life and should be awarded the same rights and opportunities to pursue their hopes and ambitions. ASPIRE believes in the cultivation of resources, services, community, and human relationships to foster equity and allow dreams to become a reality.
For more information, please visit our website: www.freedomfestlv.com or email Jennifer Moll, MSW, LSW, Director of Communities Impacting Communities: email@example.com or Angel Ackerman, Director of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
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Aspire to Autonomy, Inc.