Composite photo of the Madden Library and the cover of the book A Cry of the Heart

A Cry of the Heart From Local Human Trafficking Survivor

By FresnoStateNews.com Growing up in the Central Valley, Debra Rush wanted the same things many other young girls do: a boyfriend, good friends and tons of fun. She never anticipated that those simple desires would take a turn for the worst when she was kid...
Photo of PINC donating $150,000 to Breaking the Chains

PINC Goes Big in Support of Breaking the Chains

The 50 young professional women of PINC continue to raise their game on behalf of Greater Fresno. On Tuesday, the group presented a $150,000 check to Breaking the Chains, a nonprofit dedicated to combatting ...
Portrait of Fresno County DA Lisa Smittcamp

DA Smittcamp Talks Gangs, Stolen Guns, Sentencing Reforms

Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp is calling for a community-wide effort to prevent children from joining gangs. She also has a message for otherwise law-abiding citizens: Lock up your guns! If you don't, they could end up used in robberies and...

Ride Along With Fresno PD As They Take Down a Pimp

The Fresno Police Department, under Police Chief Jerry Dyer, is teaming with District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp to crack down on human trafficking and educate the public that prostitution is not a victimless crime. In addition, local nonprofits such as Breaki...