Kidnapping survivors share their stories with kidnap survivor and victims' advocate Elizabeth Smart in the new Lifetime series 'Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case
Five years after escaping captivity, Gina DeJesus is creating a new life for herself, working with a Northeast Ohio AMBER Alert Program. The 28-year-old became a symbol of hope after being rescued from the Cleveland house of horrors in 2013. She is being educated on all aspects of the emergency operation, including the alert system and the role of search and rescue dogs, but she will primarily help families of missing children.
One of Clevelands most famous survivors now making a difference in the same neighborhood where she spent years as a hostage. Gina DeJesus and her cousin, Sylvia Colon, are co-founders of the Cleveland Family Center For Missing Children and Aduts
Gina is partnering with Cleveland Hope Exchange for a Walk for Freedom. Her Center for Missing, Abducted and Exploited Children and Adults is being renovated.
For nearly a decade, Gina DeJesus was trapped inside a home in Cleveland. DeJesus didn’t know if she’d ever be set free. But now, seven years after she escaped, not only has she turned her life around, she’s also giving others the opportunity to do the same thing. Spectrum News 1 Reporter Micaela Marshall talked with DeJesus about her journey from captivity to advocacy.
On May 6, seven years ago, a miracle in Cleveland happened. Amanda, Gina and Michelle were rescured from Ariel Castro's home on Seymour Ave.
Let's Be Clear sits down with Gina DeJesus, who escaped Ariel Castro's house of horrors on Seymour Avenue in 2013.