2020 Impact Report
The year of 2020 has been historical in countless ways and many of us were forced to pivot and adapt throughout the year. The fight against sex trafficking was no different.
Predators ramped up the recruitment of victims the moment schools closed. Children were given the stay- at-home order and suddenly online at a much higher volume allowing traffickers to recruit from the safety of their own living room couches.Alongside the recruitment of children, many young adults lost jobs and fell into a state of vulnerability created by a lack of income making them prime targets for traffickers as well.
Simultaneously, there was a drastic decline in law enforcement’s ability to interact with victims due to the pandemic and the events thereafter. Second only to friends and family, law enforcement is the most likely place for victims of sex trafficking to find help. This combination of events has only increased the complexities associated with combating domestic sex trafficking.
Throughout the committed support of our donors we were able to grow the PURSUIT™ team and continue to make an impact on the lives of women and children being exploited here in the United States. Thank you for your continued support whether you have been trained, have raised your voice in support of this fight or have given financially. The impact that has been made on the lives of those mentioned in this report is only possible because of those efforts. Check out the full 2020 Impact Report to learn more.
If you would like to join us in this fight going into 2021 you can do so in one of two ways:
- Become a Guardian – a monthly donor helps generate the reliable funding necessary for us to stay in this fight or give a one-time gift.
- Get Trained – Equip yourself to recognize and report this crime in your community.