Khai Tzedek is Hebrew for “living justice”. The vision is to see justice and restoration in people’s lives through our work, as we connect with other professionals, agencies and partners.
The organisation was founded by me, Carmen Clarke in April 2017. My passion for people is grounded in my Christian faith and the firm belief that we are all created in God’s image and that He deeply values each one of us. Having volunteered for some time with asylum seekers and refugees, the last two and a half years have seen the development of the advocacy role with victims/survivors of human trafficking.
We are committed to all people and our support to clients is not dependent on background, ability, faith (or none), race, gender, sexual orientation or any other status.
The advocacy team consists of myself, alongside two advocates who support on a pro-bono basis. All of our advocates have knowledge and experience in particular areas. Current work is with women and men, with the aim of supporting unaccompanied asylum seeker children (UASC) in the future. We can also offer advocacy to asylum seekers and refugees in prison or immigration detention, who may have suffered human trafficking.
Khai Tzedek CIC (community interest company) is a social enterprise. This means that any surplus funds will be re-invested in the organisation to provide continued advocacy for our client group. A proportion will also be donated to a charity working directly with children and young people (under 18) who have been trafficked.