Sarah Johnston

PACT Regional Coordinator (Southern California Cohort and Bay Area Cohort), Child and Family Policy Institute of California

Long Beach, CA

Sarah is a victim advocate and community leader. In her current role as the Preventing and Addressing Child Trafficking Regional Coordinator for the Child and Family Policy Institute of California, Sarah provides training, technical assistance and coordination for Child Welfare Agencies across the state of California on Child Trafficking Related Issues.

Sarah was previously the Program Manager for Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission’s Central Valley

Against Human Trafficking project. and Chair of the Central Valley Freedom Coalition. Sarah has over five years’ experience providing comprehensive trauma-informed client services, advocacy, outreach, training, and public awareness.

Sarah is a Rise Up Gender Equity Initiative Fellow and a Human Trafficking Leadership Academy Fellow. Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Relations and a Minor in Human Rights from the University of California, Davis and is a Master’s of Social Work Candidate at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Sarah resides in Long Beach, CA where she enjoys relaxing with her partner and taking her dog to the beach.