Freedom Youth Family Justice Center rally to raise awareness about missing Bronx youth

The Freedom Youth Family Justice Center is an organization dedicated to helping survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence.

News 12 Staff

and Valerie Ryan

Feb 24, 2024, 3:20 PM

Updated 50 days ago

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Freedom Youth Family Justice Center rally to raise awareness about missing Bronx youth
The Freedom Youth Family Justice Center gathered in the Bronx Saturday to raise awareness about young people who have gone missing.
The Freedom Youth Family Justice Center is an organization dedicated to helping survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence.
Tiona Laster said she spent six months looking for her daughter, by putting up flyers and searching the streets. Laster says she felt that she never had any support from authorities.
"My daughter was a chronic runaway. She was a victim and I basically had to strap my boots on and had to get out here and look for her myself," she explained.
The Child Find of America said 2,300 kids are going missing every day in the United States.
CEO Monique Ferguson-Riley said elected officials and different organizations were invited to stand with current missing youth, survivors, and their families during the rally.


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