Who We Are

Guardian Group’s mission is to prevent and disrupt the sex trafficking of women and children in the United States.

Our vision is that every child in the US lives free from sex trafficking. We are seeing this vision come to life as more victims are offered a path to freedom.

The Guardian Group team utilizes their two most efficient and proven strategies to achieve this mission. Through our own expertise and the help of our crowdsourced volunteer force, we identify women and minors who are victims of domestic sex trafficking nationwide. Our no-cost support to local, state, and federal law enforcement results in increased recovery of these victims. Together we are harnessing the power of many to find the vulnerable.

2024 Impact to Date

Victims Identified

Investigative Hours

Staff + Certified Volunteers

Certified Volunteers

States with Law Enforcement Partners

 

Words from our Partners

“As a retired detective, I can’t say enough about Guardian Group. They provide a service to law enforcement that is invaluable not only because of the time they save officers but because of their thoroughness and attention to detail. There are not enough law enforcement officers in this country dedicated to the fight against sex trafficking, and Guardian Group helps to bridge that gap. They not only assist law enforcement but more importantly, they provide a voice to those who have none. Guardian Group has helped countless survivors and will continue to do so well into the future.”

 

– Detective

“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 is provided. This is learned through the Guardian Group training.”

 
-PURSUIT Team Volunteer

“I came in contact with Guardian Group in 2017. A large push for me reaching out to them was that I personally saw a deficit in online intelligence more or less, meaning my own basic understanding on how to correctly monitor my offenders was lacking. And so, when I reached out to them they offered me a lot of tools and resources, such as search engines, and things to look out for, red flags, lingo, things like that, and that was a huge resource for me.”

 

– Parole and Probation Officer

Financials

 

It is our goal to remain as transparent as possible by providing access to our 990 forms as they become available.