Guardian Group’s mission is to prevent and disrupt the sex trafficking of women and children in the United States.
- Subject Matter Experts
- Assistance to Law Enforcement
- Regional Support
- Constant Focus
- Volunteer Management
- First-Ever Process & Platform
- Runs 24/7 x 365
- Skilled and Vetted Volunteers
- Global Reach – US Focus
- Low Cost, High Yield
Annually, hundreds to potentially thousands of victims identified to law enforcement partners for action.
Sex Trafficking occurs in the shadows at an unprecedented scale. In the United States.
of underage victims reported being sold online
150,000 new escort ads are posted online in America every day
of minor victims that had a trafficker report wanting help, while 70% report never or rarely being offered any
The average age of entry into the sex trade is 15-years-old with the majority being US citizens or here legally
People United Responsibly Suppressing Underage Illicit Trafficking
Our Analysis Team is comprised of seasoned intelligence professionals that provide free services to Law Enforcement nationwide. Together proactively countering the crime of sex trafficking in the US.
This team identifies US based victims of sex trafficking, through the proactive online research of Publicly Available Information. Once an identity is confirmed and corroborated, findings are compiled into a report and securely passed to location specific law enforcement at no charge.
Guardian Group stands ready, at law enforcement’s request, to provide online research support for their counter sex trafficking operations. Assist with lead development and best practice recommendations, based on current trafficking tactics and trends.
Whether it is proactive or reactive support to law enforcement our Analysis Team utilizes the Guardian Group developed I³EA® methodology to act as a nationwide force multiplier.
“Working with Guardian Group on sex trafficking cases has led to multiple arrests, convictions, and the identification of gang related trafficking in our area and other states. The information they provide is timely, valuable, credible, and always a huge time saver. Partnering with them allows us to focus efforts on a successful recovery of a victim and the possible identification of a trafficker.”
Oregon Police Department
“Our department has been partnering with Guardian Group for several years. The partnership has severely reduced the manhours required to identify, locate, and rescue victims of human trafficking. The new Project 1591® process streamlines the leads provided by Guardian Group and securely delivers them to ensure sensitive information is not compromised. The leads provided by Guardian Group and the Project 1591® process have made significant improvements in our investigation into human trafficking, the rescuing of victims and the apprehension of human trafficking offenders.”
Georgia Police Department
“Working with the Guardian Group as a volunteer is an incredibly worthwhile experience. There aren’t a lot of opportunities out there to use OSINT skills for the greater good. Knowing that my contributions can help one of the most vulnerable groups of young people within the United States is extremely rewarding.”
Project 1591® Volunteer
“Working on Guardian Group’s Project 1591 was truly eye opening for me regarding the scale of sex trafficking and especially under-age sex trafficking in the U.S. Even though I am from an Eastern European country, the knowledge I gathered so far from this platform on how to recognize victims enabled me to spot some similar markers in my country, which unfortunately, is no stranger to this phenomenon. As an OSINT researcher, working on specific cases is helping me learn to use new tools to better research, observe and verify information to be able to deliver an actionable report to Law Enforcement Agencies. I am proud to be the first volunteer to identify an under-age victim of sex trafficking and I hope to provide further valuable leads in the future. So, what is truly great about this project is that no matter where you are, you can make your contribution to this noble effort, while perfecting your knowledge.”
Project 1591® Volunteer