Client References

Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County, California

You did a fantastic job and the jury really liked you…I anticipate that we would call you in the future to testify.”

Deputy District Attorney, Contra Costa County, California 

“That testimony and your work on the case were both invaluable.”

“Thank you for all of your hard work in the case!  I really appreciate it – the jurors really liked you and the gave your testimony a lot of weight.”

Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County, California

“We wouldn’t have gotten that (plea bargain) if it weren’t for your testimony.” 

Liberty University’s a School of Law Human Trafficking Symposium Co-Chair

“We were so incredibly thankful that Dr Mehlman-Orozco took the time to come and share her heart and expertise with us. We were all so inspired and motivated by what she brought to the table today. The discussion will continue as to what our school can do to address trafficking. Tonight was the start to taking action.”

Ellen Patterson, Department of Juvenile Justice Probation Officer / Supervisor

“(Dr. Mehlman-Orozco) has volunteered her time to come and out and speak with At-Risk Youth. She is truly an inspiration to not only them, but to the adults running the group. The obstacles she has overcome are amazing. I truly appreciate getting to know her and am so thankful she is willing to continue talking with our kids.”

Human Trafficking Survivor

“You’ve done far more than most and that includes my family. Please know how grateful we (are) and I thank you for all you do for survivors.”

Virginia (Ginny) Dempsey, President, Soroptimist International, Woodbridge Chapter

On January 9, 2016 Soroptimist International (Best for Women) Clubs of: Alexandria, Manassas, Mid-Atlantic Online, and Woodbridge hosted a public awareness event in Manassas, VA that provided information on the impact of human trafficking and victim services in the State of Virginia. The event was free to the public and there were three featured panelists including SI Woodbridge member, Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco. Her compassion concerning the victims of human trafficking is well known, and she is both knowledgeable and passionate about the fight against Human Trafficking. She was quite detailed in her slide show of the erotic massage parlors (how they traffick) in Northern Virginia, and while the information was gritty, and at times hard to take in, attendees were grateful to Dr. Mehlman-Orozco for bringing this information to light.

She spoke about the need for more action to be implemented to help victims get the services they need. While the state’s Safe Harbor Act decriminalizes prostitution for juveniles, there just are not enough safe places for the victims to stay. Nor are they getting the much-needed counseling, schooling, and other services that help in their rehabilitation. Unfortunately, the gap between laws and action is wide and in dire need of fixing. She encouraged people to take action, and work with organizations that do what they say they do.

This event was attended by 75 plus people from all walks of life such as: teachers; law enforcement; local organizations; representatives from a retirement community; and a few CASAs (court appointed special advocates). Without exception, all who attended were in awe of the excellent work that Dr. Mehlman-Orozco is doing to eradicate human trafficking. She is courageous in her fight for the rights of these victims, and SI Woodbridge is honored to have her as a member. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts for protecting these vulnerable women and girls.”

Rev. Kim L. Coleman, Trinity Episcopal Church

“What a blessing it was to have you speak at our 8:00 am and 10:30 am services yesterday about human trafficking. We also enjoyed having you participate in our Adult Forum Christian Education conversation about being doers of the word, and spending time with us after each service. Indeed, you are a ‘doer of the word.’ Your inspirational message helped plant the seeds to launch our new human trafficking mission and ministry on a trajectory where like you, we can become an influence.”

Terri Hines, Manassas City Police Department Crime Analyst on behalf of Team Summer Quest

“There was no doubt in my mind that we needed (Dr. Mehlman-Orozco) to tell her story to our at-risk kids in the Team Summer Quest program. She made a lasting impression each year she’s talked to the kids because she truly believes in the words she speaks and that resonates with her audiences—teenagers included. Her tenacious commitment to whatever she sets her mind to is truly admirable.”