2021 AJLI Award for Public Policy and Advocacy
The Junior League of Birmingham, Alabama
JLB lies three miles from I-20, dubbed “the sex trafficking superhighway.” JLB leaders recognized that women and children served by their programs were at greater risk for being targeted for sex trafficking. Their efforts have focused on: raising awareness and municipal declaration; enabling and enforcement of state law; support of new legislation; and support of needed programming. The keystone of JLB’s work to reduce victimization is by leveraging their role as a non-profit leader and non-partisan coalition-builder to affect transformational change through advocacy and public policy. They are a recognized leader in the efforts to combat human trafficking in the state and are a desired partner and resource.