Phases of

Leaving the Jar

Rescue. Rehabilitate. Transition.

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Rescue

Saving victims out of hopelessness.

In order to serve as a safe haven and work with rescued victims from different missions and emergencies, LTJ is in partnership with the following entities: 

  • Surrounding police departments

  • Other local human trafficking organizations

  • Human rights law firms

The partnerships allows LTJ to share findings, teams, and other resources. 

Rehabilitate

Reshaping the mindset.

The rehabilitation stage involves enrollment into a boarding program that lasts an average of one year and takes place at LTJ's facility, the Well of Hope. This program is designed to rebuild a child's or a woman’s self-confidence, image, psychological, spiritual, and physical health. It will eventually prepare them to re-enter mainstream society. 

 

During this one year, the children receive an academic education to allow them access to many opportunities. The women are offered a variety of training courses to help build their competence in the job market after being isolated due to their victimization. Each woman has the ability to choose for herself a training program that best fits her abilities and interests so she can be most equipped for future success. Programs include computer science basics, beautician work, culinary arts, customer service protocols, GED equivalency, medical assistant, and hospitality certificates.

 

During the time spent in training, all girls/women will participate in bible studies and spiritual teachings. They will also be offered psychological evaluations, recurring physicals, and other rehabilitative services to support their growth towards independence.

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Transition

Re-introduction into society.

After the end of the one-year rehabilitation program, the children will be transferred back to their families or to a foster family. The women will be transitioned to a private residence of their choosing, and become a graduate of LTJ. As graduates of the program, they will be required to start handling small levels of responsibility such as utility payments for their newly acquired housing and as such be slowly reintroduced to the normal daylight stressors without raising their regression back to their prior lives. 

 

Also, as a graduate, the girls and the women will receive weekly follow up visits from LTJ staff to encourage and ensure their continued progress and to detect any early signs of regression.