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Kristi House elects officers and new board members

Nelson Diaz of Becker & Poliakoff to serve as president May 10, 2012, Miami – The Kristi House Board of Directors elected Nelson David Diaz as its president, along with four officers and eight new Board members at its annual meeting May 10th. These officers and members will serve two-year terms for the non-profit child sexual abuse agency which serves as the Children’s Advocacy Center for all of Miami-Dade County. A Board member since 2007,

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Kristi House awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant

Kristi House awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant for program to rescue commercially sexually exploited girls (MIAMI – August 1, 2011) Kristi House has been awarded $1 million in grant support for its program for girls who have been sexually exploited and trafficked in the sex trade. Kristi House’s Project GOLD was one of 10 projects chosen in the country in the highly competitive 2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Local Funding

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Kristi House Touch A Heart Dinner raises $360,000 for sexually abused children

Nov. 4, 2011 – The 12th Anniversary Kristi House Touch a Heart Dinner & Auction was a sold-out success chaired by Katie Lane-Arriola and Lauren Harrison Genovese on November 4th at Miami’s Four Seasons Hotel. Outstanding sponsors and an auction of exquisite wines, luxury gifts and exclusive getaways, made this a spectacular fundraising evening in support of children who have been victimized by sexual abuse. Dinner guests were greeted with

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Kristi House nets $1.6 million SAMHSA award

Sept. 29, 2012 - Kristi House, Inc., the not-for-profit Children’s Advocacy Center serving Miami-Dade County that provides services and coordination of cases for children victimized by sexual abuse and sex trafficking, has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The four-year grant will enable the creation of a Community Treatment

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Kristi House honored at Florida Human Trafficking Summit in Tallahassee

Sept. 24, 2012 - Florida's Human Trafficking Summit was a day-long meeting discussing human labor and sex trafficking of adults and minors, domestic and foreign. Kristi House Executive Director Trudy Novicki and Project GOLD Program Manager Sandy Skelaney received the Advocate of the Year Award from the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet in Tallahassee for our agency’s work on child sex trafficking. Listen to a WFSU's radio coverage of Tina Frundt,

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June 11, 2012 – Gov. Rick Scott to visits Kristi House for signing of HB99

On June 12, 2012, Florida Governor Rick Scott held a ceremonial signing of HB99 and HB7049 dealing with child sex trafficking and punishment for traffickers. Kristi House, located in the Orlowitz-Lee Child Advocacy Center and Office of the State Attorney, Miami-Dade County’s children’s advocacy center that provides services and system coordination for child victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, welcomes Governor Rick Scott for the ceremonial

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Kristi House partners with county for air- and seaport training

Kristi House completes phase one of new sex trafficking airport and seaport training program First-of-its-kind training program recognizes and intercedes for child-victims of sex trafficking and receives support from National Children’s Alliance grant March 15, 2012, Miami, FL – Kristi House, the Children’s Advocacy Center for Miami-Dade County that provides services and coordination of cases for child-victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking,

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Kristi House sees successful passage of Florida’s Safe Harbor Act

Kristi House announces the unanimous passage of the Florida Safe Harbor Act  Act recognizes commercially sexually exploited children as victims of a crime, not criminals March 8, 2012, Miami, FL – Kristi House, located in the Orlowitz-Lee Child Advocacy Center to provide services and system coordination for child victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, announced a major victory in the agency’s work toward changing the way commercially sexually

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