The Klein Frank Foundation, is a 501c(3) non-profit corporation. Our mission is to stop human trafficking whether it be in the sex trade or indentured labor. We are here to inspire, support, grow, and succeed together through the strengthening of the rule of law and justice systems. We work to support the world-wide Justice System as an integrated whole to end the crime of human trafficking and commercial exploitation of children.
We train policy makers, judges, lawyers, and advocates to harness the power of the law and to bring justice to our communities. We work to enhance the advocacy skills of all who appear before the Court in matters of human trafficking and child protection. We work to decrease both demand and supply. We work to support victims so that they can live productive and happy lives – as powerful survivors.
Jaim Coddington, Director of Operations
Prior to beginning as the Klein Frank Foundation’s Director of Operations in 2014, Jaim served as an intern for several months helping to plan Foundation events. Jaim’s background in human development issues naturally attracted him to the challenge of combating human trafficking and child slavery. While studying international development and civil society issues at American University, Jaim spent two years as a volunteer tutor for urban youth in Washington, DC. He also had the opportunity to travel widely through grants and scholarships while in school, teaching English in St. Petersburg, Russia and researching youth environmental education practices in Minas Gerais, Brazil. During his final semester at American University, Jaim used his research findings from Brazil as the basis for his senior thesis on youth involvement in environmental conservation. Jaim has benefited from the mentorship of Beth Klein and Carrie Frank in learning about the scope of human trafficking in the United States and how this problem can be resolved by effective laws and civic engagement.
Members of the Board
Beth Klein, Co-Founder and Executive Chair
Rated as an “A-V” preeminent lawyer, by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the oldest and most prestigious attorney rating service in the United States, Beth Klein, Esq. is an attorney who cares and works hard for her clients. She feels strongly that human trafficking is a solvable problem which can only be effectively confronted through the cooperation of government, civil society, and engaged citizens. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado, California, and Texas and admitted to practice in federal courts in Colorado, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, Utah, and in the Tenth Circuit. She was awarded the 21 Leaders Award from Womens E News for being an advocate for the enslaved and for writing effective anti-human trafficking law, pro bono. More Magazine in its May 2011 edition named her as one of the 50 Women That You Want On Your Side along with Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton and many other women world leaders. She has written laws for many states and works with nations around the world to end slavery through effective law.
Carrie Frank, Co-Founder and Vice President
Carrie Frank has consistently been recognized as a leading attorney in her field, being voted a SuperLawyer by her peers since 2009 and also rated as one of the top 3000 attorneys by LawDragon for many years. Carrie also achieved the status of Diplomate from the American Association of Justice and she is only one of a handful of woman attorneys who has obtained that designation. Carrie obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work so that she could devote her career to working with people. She went to school in New York City, where she trained to be a therapist and then moved to Colorado and continued that work. In her leadership role with the Klein Frank Foundation, Carrie taps her broad social work experience with victims of psychological and physical violence to bring a nuanced and well-informed perspective to the Foundation’s work with human trafficking survivors.
Message from the Founders and the Board:
We are today because we want to end human trafficking.
If we are successful working together, we will not see one child advertised on-line, walking the street or waiting for a client in a hotel. We will be able to keep our kids safe and create productive futures. To do this, we are going to have to break down functional boundaries so that we can collaborate more, communicate better, and use our resources wisely and effectively throughout this state – leaving no community out. We may find ourselves working with people from different communities, of different faiths or political backgrounds, but we need join together and build community to succeed in ending this crime. We will be combining all of our skills, resources and people power and getting things done. Meet new people; find new alliances; strengthen your vision.
It’s no secret that we can’t continue business as usual. Every day, we lose a child. Every day more money fuels this crime. We have to act, we have to act now, and we have to come together.
Imagine if we could generate the unprecedented result of eradicating HT here. Imagine, everyone – every single one of us - responsible and recognized for making a real difference. Imagine how your life would be if you were a part of something historic that made a lasting difference for all of our children. We all have constraints – money & time – but we truly believe that we have some of the most talented and dedicated people who have exactly what it will take to end human trafficking.
And today, we hope that we will be able to come together to do exactly that.