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Mira Sorvino Joins Crime Stoppers of Houston for This Year’s Leading the Way to a Safer Houston Gala

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On October 12, 2023, Crime Stoppers of Houston will host its gala, Leading the Way to a Safer Houston, at the Hilton Americas Houston.  The purpose of the annual event is to bring the community together to celebrate the organization’s mission and ongoing work for public safety and crime prevention. As crime, and issues like human trafficking, continue to have an impact on communities, it is evident there is a need for additional public safety solutions and programs.


The evening will be presented by the C. James and Carole Walter Looke Family Fund and chaired by Jennifer and Chris “Kip” Hohman. The Hohman’s personal mission is to help make Houston safer, specifically advancing the fight against human trafficking.

Actor, activist, and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the Global Fight Against Human Trafficking, Mira Sorvino, will be the guest speaker. Sorvino will take part in a moderated conversation about the local and global impact of human trafficking, which will be led by Mia Gradney of KHOU 11 News.


The honorees will be GOYA Cares and GOYA Cares’ president and CEO, Bob Unanue, leaders of local, statewide, national, and international efforts to combat human trafficking. They were also instrumental in the production of Sound of Freedom, a new film starring Sorvino, which recounts the true story of a former government agent who embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue hundreds of children from human traffickers.


Crime Stoppers’ CEO, Rania Mankarious, says this of the gala: “The Crime Stoppers Gala means so much to the organization and the community it supports. Not only is it the one time a year we are able to stop and celebrate the mission, but it’s also the only time our entire network of partners comes together to further our unified efforts to thwart criminal activity. Crime Stoppers of Houston proudly stands as the largest Crime Stoppers organization in the country, and we know that is because of the giants upon whose shoulders we stand. We remain so thankful to our Presenting Sponsors and this year’s special guest speaker, Mira Sorvino, and look forward to a critical conversation highlighting trafficking in Houston and in major cities across the United States. We hope all will join us.”


 The event is open to all, and Crime Stoppers of Houston invites everyone to support the evening by attending or making a charitable contribution. This year, a special ticket, priced at $300, has been created for young professionals. Individual tickets start at $600, and underwriting opportunities are available for companies/groups wishing to support public safety for: $5,500; $10,000; $15,000; $25,000; $35,000; or $50,000.


To purchase tickets or tables, please visit


For more information, please contact Paige Hollek at 832-217-5611 or


About Crime Stoppers of Houston

Through active collaboration, citizen empowerment, and educational outreach, Crime Stoppers of Houston is leading the nation with innovative crime prevention programming to keep our communities safe. Established in the early 1980s as solely a Tip Line Program, Crime Stoppers remains committed to its mission to solve and prevent serious crime in partnership with citizens, media and the criminal justice system, and now offers a robust public safety program that is reaching millions each year. In 2017, the nonprofit opened the doors to the first-ever Crime Stoppers headquarters in the world. Focused on finding crime-fighting solutions, the organization recently expanded its Safe Community Program into an institute that now includes a Victim Services & Advocacy Program, a new Research Center, and a podcast. Additionally, its Safe School Institute continues to provide critical school safety resources and trainings nationally.

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