Keir Calvert is an avid advocate for victims of violent crimes. Keir graduated with her Masters in Social Work from San Jose State University in 2001. Keir was asked to join Crime Victims United as their non-profit organization’s sole therapist. During this time Keir also worked for the state funded program Victims Witness Compensation Program. In conjunction with both of these entities, Keir received her Licensure in Social Work in 2015, and continued her work as an LCSW as a voice for victims. During Keir’s journey she has worked alongside people who have been sex trafficked. Keir worked tirelessly to help these individuals transform from victims to survivors of sex trafficking. Through these arduous and extremely rewarding experiences, Keir realized that in order to combat the overwhelming numbers of victims of sex trafficking, the necessary work needed to start with the offenders. Awareness and education for the offender is imperative in the fight to end sex trafficking.
Darrell Smith is an advocate. He grew up in the inner city witnessing men, women, and children being exploited in various forms. He decided to get involved to ensure that no human being would be exploited. He firmly believes that we can combat any form of exploitation if we all work together.
Theresa Scott is a member of the Board of Directors at The Project S.T.E.P. Born and raised in San Francisco, she provides specific community expertise, organizational connections and direction on company projects. Theresa not only has a heartfelt desire to help those involved with sex trafficking, but she has served as a philanthropist and volunteer in the greater San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years with San Francisco Night Ministries, Rebuilding Together Oakland, Habitat for Humanity and other community focused organizations. With a BA in Communications and over 30 years as a business professional in healthcare, Theresa understands the importance that The Project S.T.E.P. will have on the surrounding communities and beyond.
News segments continue to speak about young people being exploited. I am a firm believer that with the right amount of education, we can prevent those that choose to participate in this lifestyle from exploiting anyone. I have taken a personal vow to do all that I can to combat sex trafficking.