9/13/16

Update from Former CGJ Intern Kirk Schweitzer

Kirk Schweitzer is a Regent Law grad ('13) and former CGJ Intern.

Kirk works for Tiny Hands International (THI), a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the church in the developing world and helping the poor overcome poverty. THI is particularly called to advocate for orphans, street children, and victims of sex trafficking.

Members of our Student Staff have supported Tiny Hands with legal research projects.

Below is an update from Kirk about what THI is doing.

Image from thi.org

We are eager to try our strategy in India to fight against human trafficking. I will be traveling with my colleague, Brad, to Siliguri, India next week for one week. We will be meeting with our recently hired staff to make a detailed plan for the next few months.

Our legal case work has been improving. We currently have 31 active cases (human trafficking and/or rape). Our work has been so effective at some locations, that the police are now referring cases to us for us to assist the victim.
We recently opened up border monitoring stations at 5 new locations along the border: Dhangadi, Rajbiraj, Inaruwa, Pashupatinagar, and Gauriganj. We have been communicating with our local staff to guide them and help them become effective.
Please pray for their vital work in India.

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