Kindsey Pentecost


Kindsey Pentecost received her M.A. from Grand Valley University in Criminal Justice with Honors. After Graduate School she was published in the Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, Explaining the Fear of Crime Among College Women, in their own words. Kindsey has a diverse background working in both non-profit and the business world. She is the Selah arm to law enforcement and has been certified with the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute for Human Trafficking. She partners with the local law enforcement to be the first point of contact for women identified as sex trafficking victims or high risk to be recruited in to sex trafficking.  She facilitates the Selah Freedom Sex Trade support group. Also, she trains on Domestic Sex Trafficking to local law enforcement in the host facility of Sarasota, providing certificate completion for officers, and serves on the leadership team of the Circuit 12 Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Kindsey has more than 1000 hours in training in the field of human trafficking. She is one of the founders of TYLA- a prostitution diversion program identifying victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. She has assisted on human trafficking cases, search warrants and legislation changes to combat human trafficking.