Eden: Legislative Advocacy

  • Eden Centers collaborates with a range of community partners to enact laws that give survivors greater empowerment. We believe that survivors of human trafficking should be given access to trauma-informed community resources and protection, rather than be treated as a criminal. We believe that traffickers and buyers should be held accountable by the justice system. 
  • Collectively, we have the power to create a safer and more equitable world for survivors of human trafficking. 
  • Founder, Kara Van de Carr worked with Representative Hodges on House Bill No. 1105 to amend R.S. 15:541.1 to require additional postings of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline 

Principal, Crane Strategies, LLC

Ayame Dinkler

Over the past nearly 20 years, Ayame Dinkler has applied her passion for advocacy, strategic growth and public policy to advance missions in both the public and private sector. With a wealth of experience in strategic advisory, government affairs, coalition building, brand positioning, and complex regulatory and legislative challenges, Ayame has delivered results for local government, federal government, business, and non-profit organizations. 

I’m deeply mission driven and have a passion to help end human trafficking, ensuring justice, and empowering survivors.