Hello, my name is Laura Phillips and I currently work for the El Dorado District Attorney’s Office in the Victim Witness Unit. I have been working with survivors and victims of Human Trafficking for the past 3 years and have extensive training in emergency response services and crisis intervention for victims/survivors. My experience has been in providing victims case management, emotional support, accompaniment services, trainings for law enforcement and community partners and responding to victims on scene with trauma informed care.
I began volunteering with the Jenna Mckaye Foundation 2 years ago. Jenna and I grew up in the same community in Southern California and were reunited 17 years later at a Human Trafficking Conference in Sacramento. It was at this time, that we instantly reconnected and both were pursuing our passion to fight Human Trafficking.
I support the Jenna Mckaye Foundation because I believe in the heart behind its mission. The Foundation strives on survivor leadership and allowing a survivor the fighting chance to a better life. Jenna uses her strengths to educate, advocate and train people throughout the community on the variety of ways trafficking can occur. The Jenna Mckaye Foundation goes above and beyond supporting, believing, empowering and restoring survivors of human trafficking. I stand in solidarity to what Jenna Mckaye is actively doing to not only share her own personal story but also gives other survivors the same platform to create change and put a stop to the exploitation of others. I am honored to stand and work alongside the Jenna Mckaye Foundation, where I can help be a voice for the voiceless and educate our communities in how they can raise awareness and advocate to those who have faced such injustices.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Organizational Leadership.
William Jessup University