PROJECT 1591

Harnessing the Power of Many to Find the Vulnerable

The first-ever 24/7 crowdsourcing process and platform that enables volunteers to become force multipliers to Guardian Group’s mission of illuminating child victims of sex trafficking in the United States.

Project 1591® Process

Crowdsource a community of Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) volunteers to apply their skills for good in identifying and illuminating underage victims of sex trafficking to law enforcement in the USA.

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The training provided in support of Guardian Group’s offensive mission played an integral component to successfully identifying victims of sex trafficking. Having prior knowledge and experience with OSINT techniques upon volunteering for the PURSUIT Team, I thought I would be ready to go. However, more is needed to support the counter sex trafficking mission. Understanding the crime, and the indicators of, is the most important part in being successful. This training moves you past false trafficking perceptions to allow you to identify sex trafficking indicators while you pursue the true identification of potential victims. It is important the volunteer recognize the indicators so the best possible support to law enforcement in provided. This is learned through the Guardian Group training.”

Project 1591® Volunteer