A native of Greenville, SC, Beth Messick serves as Executive Director of Jasmine Road, an innovative two-year residential restoration program for female survivors of prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Her passion for bringing hope and healing to forgotten and underserved populations has been the focus of her career, and led to the development of Jasmine Road and its affiliated social enterprises. She is a member of the Upstate Human Trafficking Task Force, as well as the South Carolina State Human Trafficking Task Force for which Jasmine Road serves in the leadership role of the Direct Services Subcommittee. Prior to launching Jasmine Road, Beth served as a Restoration Advocate for Triune Mercy Center where she worked in local jails and with the criminal justice system to advocate for female survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. She has also served in an advisory capacity for local, state and federal law enforcement, assisting in the identification of human trafficking victims and in the development of restorative justice solutions. Beth has spent more than 30 years in advocacy work, including serving at-risk and pregnant teenagers at the Piedmont Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse, an organization that later became one of the founding partners of the current Julie Valentine Center. She also founded a Christian counseling ministry that aligned with local churches to offer counseling to women who were sexually abused. Beth received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Furman University, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
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