Amidst the what is happening in Los Angeles regarding COVID-19 we are standing strong to serve, empower, and advocate for child victims of sex trafficking. We are saddened to report that our organization has seen an increase in crisis response calls from our law enforcement partners. This already vulnerable population of kids risk displacement from families and care facilities, and for those who work - unemployment. We will not let this global public health pandemic interfere with our promise to support the children who need us.
A Special Holiday Update & Announcement from Executive Director Alan Smyth
Alan Smyth, Executive Director at Saving Innocence, shares an update of the amazing work the organization's advocates have done to combat human-trafficking throughout this tumultuous year. Plus... exciting news! Some generous donors have put together a $300,000 MATCHING CHALLENGE from now through December 31st! They will match—dollar for dollar—donations to Saving Innocence up to $300,000!!! That means your year-end donation will have double the impact and allow Saving Innocence to continue its life-changing work into the New Year.Donate Now
10th Anniversary Gala!
On Saturday, October 10th at 7:00pm PST we celebrated the tenth anniversary of Saving Innocence with hundreds of friends and supporters!
We remembered the amazing accomplishments from the past ten years, heard powerful stories of our survivor advocates, and looked forward to what the future holds!WATCH THE VIDEO at savinginnocencegala.org
About Child Sex Trafficking
Under federal law in the United States, anyone engaging in commercial sex acts who is under the age of 18 years old is legally a victim of child sex trafficking.
Saving Innocence provides escape from trafficking for child victims of sex trafficking 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. Using a highly relational and collaborative approach, we give children on-the-ground help exclusively in the U.S. by utilizing strategic partnerships with law enforcement, social service providers and schools, while mobilizing communities to prevent abuse and increase neighborhood safety.Learn more
Saving Innocence: Our Core Actions
Training and educating professionals to recognize and respond to cases of commercial sexual exploitation.
Partnering with local law enforcement to provide crisis response, and emergency aftercare to child victims of domestic minor sex trafficking.
Create a sense of permanency by teaming with mental health and medical services, along with mentorship and aftercare placement.
Working within the judicial systems, supporting children through the juvenile, dependency, and criminal court systems.
Providing long-term advocacy, case management, and mentoring relationships while teaching life skills and opportunities to thrive.
How to get involved
Without the comprehensive services that Saving Innocence provides, children across the country would not receive the rehabilitation they need to survive, and predators would go unpunished. We cannot do this alone. The fight to end child sex trafficking needs your time, talents and passion!
JOIN THE MOVEMENT-- Hope is our superpower. Be bold, brave, and beautiful. Remind the world we have the power to change and inspire others. We won't allow fear and hopelessness to bring us down. Wear this hope and share it with the rest of the world.