Announcing Project 1591®

Announcing Project 1591®

Harnessing the power of many to find the vulnerable Inspired by the law (18 U.S. Code § 1591) that protects children from being sold for sex, Project 1591® is the first-ever 24/7 crowdsourcing solution to combating child sex trafficking. This process and platform...
Freedom from Sex Trafficking

Freedom from Sex Trafficking

It is that time of year where we fire up the grill, dress in our wildest combos of red, white, and blue, crack a cold drink and enjoy the fireworks shows all in celebration of freedom. For so many of us we will never know a life without this level of freedom. Yes, we...
Sex Trafficking: Myths vs. Facts

Sex Trafficking: Myths vs. Facts

When you hear the words “sex trafficking” what flashes through your mind? Do you see young children locked in cages? Do you see foreign women tied up with rope? Do you see Liam Neesson coming to the rescue? The types of scenarios you likely just imagined can happen,...
Sex Trafficking Red Flags

Sex Trafficking Red Flags

Sex trafficking is one of the few crimes that interacts with society in such a manner that its victims can walk down the sidewalk next to everyone else and no one knows the horrors they are facing. They can walk into your place of business or sit next to you on public...
The Victim Cycle of Sex Trafficking

The Victim Cycle of Sex Trafficking

How does someone become a victim of a trafficker? It is easy to assume type of crime will not happen to you or your young person, however, this type of predator is usually very smooth, and their intentions can be difficult to detect. There is a general cycle that each...
Sex Trafficking: Jenny’s Story

Sex Trafficking: Jenny’s Story

It was another cold and rainy day in late 2020. Jenny was at home for another day of virtual school. Prior to the school shutdowns, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jenny was the type of girl that would light up the room with her contagious laugh and bright smile. She...
Sex Trafficking Statistics

Sex Trafficking Statistics

We as a nation are struggling collectively to put an exact number on how many victims are experiencing the horrors of sex trafficking.  However, the things that we can measure are continuing to show us that this crime is running rampant in this country. The following...
Sex Trafficking & The Super Bowl

Sex Trafficking & The Super Bowl

The 56th Super Bowl is just around the corner, and this means that a spotlight is about to be shown on the sex trafficking problem in Southern California. This negative spotlight is the one downside of hosting the Super Bowl and often creates a misconception that sex...
Why Don’t Sex Trafficking Victims Run?

Why Don’t Sex Trafficking Victims Run?

Why doesn’t she run away? Why doesn’t she try and escape? Why do victims of sex trafficking stay?   These are questions we are asked frequently, and it is understandable why you would question this if you do not have a full grasp of the manipulation and trauma...
Sex Trafficking: Erica’s Story

Sex Trafficking: Erica’s Story

No two survivors of human trafficking have the same story, making combating this crime that much more difficult. Read Erica’s story and learn more. Erica Erica grew up in a quiet rural town, known more for its rodeos and county fair than anything; a place where crime...
Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating Violence

Four thousand one hundred and five teens are victims of dating violence daily, meaning that 10% of teens living in the United States have been the victim of dating violence. Why does a counter-trafficking organization care about teen dating violence? Because we know...
18 U.S. Code § 1591

18 U.S. Code § 1591

18 U.S. Code § 1591 is the legislation associated with sex trafficking. We get it, legal jargon is hard to understand or just flat boring. However, this is the section of the law that is the driving force behind Guardian Group’s mission. Let us break it down in...
Talking to Teens About Trafficking

Talking to Teens About Trafficking

Trafficking can be a difficult topic to discuss with the young people in your life, or a topic that we do not think to discuss. However, the average age of entry into the sex trade is 15 years old, with one in six being under the age of 12 years old, it is an...
Sex Trafficking in America – 2021 Report

Sex Trafficking in America – 2021 Report

The purpose of this report is to unpack the complexities of sex trafficking right here in the United States. The goal of this document is to shed light on how one becomes a victim, the vulnerabilities these predators are looking for and how every person can play a...