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.
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
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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!