Commissioner Julianna McConnell, the Vice Chair of the GCW, joined Street Grace staff, board members and other SG partners in a 2 day staff and strategic planning retreat in Atlanta on July 15 – 16, 2021.  Commissioner McConnell has served as the government relations consultant for SG since it was founded in 2009 and has worked throughout that time to advocate to pass stronger laws to end the sexual exploitation of Georgia’s children. 

Street Grace was founded in 2009 with the mission to eradicate the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) utilizing evidence-based demand reduction strategies. All of our Initiatives rest on, at least one of our four pillars – – and employ innovative technology, experienced policy and legislative experts, and strategic programs that increase awareness, educate, and enable action against this horrific threat to the well-being of our children and our community. Guided by our Survivor Advisory Board, we ensure that all of our efforts are survivor-informed and developed through the lens of “lived experience”. 

Street Grace’s purpose is to intervene before any child can be victimized by predatory practices. Over the past decade, Street Grace has expanded our presence significantly, and we actively continue to find the most effective and efficient way to eradicate the commercial sexual exploitation of our youth.

Over the last two years Street Grace has expanded its impact by opening offices in Texas and Tennessee, while expanding its work in Georgia though many programs including the Street Grace Justice Project, Survivor Mentor Program, and direct services for child trafficking survivors.  

(Pictured from left to right) Jai Daggett (Executive Director of Texas SG), Julianna McConnell (Vice Chair, Georgia Commission on Women), Ryan Dunlap (Executive Director Tennessee SG), Camilla Zolfaghari (Executive Director Georgia SG)