From a young age, Cyntoia has been a victim of adverse childhood experiences, including sex-trafficking. When she was 16 years old, she was convicted of first degree murder.
On January 7, 2019 Gov. Bill Haslam granted Cyntoia clemency. Cyntoia was released from prison on Aug 7, 2019.
While asking for financial help was not Cyntoia's intent or interest, due to countless phone calls and GoFundMe campaigns, representatives for Cyntoia began overseeing this fund in order to ensure all the money raised was received by Cyntoia.
Now that Cyntoia has been released, she plans to use the funds toward her work in juvenile justice.
If you would like to donate here, please know that Cyntoia's representatives are working closely with GoFundMe to ensure all donations are protected and securely placed into a trust fund established for Cyntoia.
Cyntoia appreciates your support and is continuing to focus her efforts on her work in juvenile justice.