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As a faith-based organization, GCWJ seeks to create a just world where women and children are safe, respected and valued. The GCWJ carries out this mission through education, research, advocacy and collaboration, working with students, educators, law enforcement, and community leaders, to end human trafficking and the cyber-exploitation of women and children in Orange County and worldwide.

The Diamond Award honors individuals or organizations that promote the inherent dignity of all persons and pursue justice for women and children in our community. The awards are presented by The Global Center for Women & Justice at Vanguard University, which is a faith-based organization that exists to advance the global status of women through research, education, advocacy, collaboration and hope. Congratulations to our 2016 winners, and stay tuned for 2017 Diamond Award nominees!

Congratulations to our 2016 Diamond Award Winners:

Outstanding Invididual: Judge Maria Hernandez

Outstanding Organization: The Salvation Army

Director’s Youth Award: Alicia Zayas