In January of 2014 several members of a local church met with the shared goal. We wanted to address the issue of domestic minor sex trafficking and the growing need for rehabilitative care for children rescued from sex trafficking.
Over the course of several months, the team formalized a name, mission statement and our plan of acquiring a home for our residential therapeutic treatment facility. The team is currently working on a capital campaign to raise funds necessary to reach this ultimate goal. We also continue to educate and mobilize the community about the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Georgia and across the U.S. and the necessary therapeutic treatment for those victimized by it.
Bobbi Lynne Starr
Our executive director, Bobbi Starr, first learned about the issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children in 2009, while attending the National Center for Victims of Crime conference in New Orleans. At the time, Ms. Starr was the Prevention and Awareness Coordinator for the Sexual Assault Support Center in Columbus, Georgia.
Upon learning about the issue and the need for therapeutic treatment facilities for commercially sexually exploited children, she pursued and obtained a B.S. degree in Sociology and a Master’s in Public Administration & Justice. Ms. Starr tailored her education to study the issue of child sex trafficking, the common vulnerabilities of victims, the absence of advocacy, and the need to address the demand side of child sex trafficking. Ms. Starr has been a victim advocate and community activist in Columbus, Georgia for over twenty years.
Ms. Starr, the Micah’s Promise board members, and volunteers are dedicated to fighting Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and providing a path for Christ centered restoration of stolen childhoods.