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Thank you for helping us meet our goal! 


With your help we matched $100,000 of your generous donations for a grand total of over $222,000!

We exceeded our goal of $200,000, which will fund the following urgent priorities:

  • Support four students studying under the Beauty for Ashes Scholarship during the 2021 academic year- $47,000
  • Full launch of the Flourish Academy with continuous cohorts in 2021- $135,000
  • Equip 1,000 students with anti-trafficking awareness curriculum through the kNOw MORE! program - $18,000


Thank you for donating and inviting your family and friends to donate and attend the event!

Our Keynote Speaker


Thema Bryant-Davis

Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis


Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis is a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University and director of the Culture and Trauma Research Lab. She is a past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women and past psychology representative to the United Nations. Dr. Thema was honored by the California Psychological Association as scholar of the year and honored by the Institute of Violence Abuse, and Trauma for her commitment to mentorship in the area of trauma psychology. She hosts the Homecoming Podcast, a mental health podcast on YouTube and iTunes, and has been a media expert on CNN, NPR, and OWN TV, among other networks.

2021 Hope Rising Award Recipients


 The Hope Rising Awards were created to honor community leaders from government, education, community activism, faith-based organizations, and service agencies who exemplify the collaboration and courage it takes to end human trafficking in our region. 


Meet our 2021 Hope Rising Award Recipients Here!

Learn More About the CJR


" justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God." Micah 6:8

At the CJR we leverage research, advocacy, and innovation, dedicated to justice and reconciliation,
to transform our community through social change.


Learn more about who we are!

Circle of Hope: Collective Impact

The issues we grapple with at the CJR don't have easy answers. Circle of Hope is the CJR's monthly giving program, providing sustaining support so we can continue and expand our work. When you give monthly you are a part of a team that stands alongside us as we nurture hope through our scholarship for survivors of human trafficking, our prevention programs, our community education and advocacy, and our interactions with students to equip them to be change-makers. 

Your Circle of Hope partnership will:


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If you would like to mail a check to the CJR, please send it to:

Center for Justice & Reconciliation
Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Contributions are deductible for federal and state income tax purposes as provided by law.

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