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ENDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE UNITED STATES

Finding new and innovative ways to combat the demand for purchased sex, raise awareness to this nationwide epidemic, and provide safe environments for victims.

ENDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE UNITED STATES

Finding new and innovative ways to combat the demand for purchased sex, raise awareness to this nationwide epidemic, and provide safe environments for victims.

WHAT WE DO

FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY GALA

Join us as we celebrate 5 years of lives transformed and the work being done to end the demand of human trafficking in America.

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There is a National Crisis At Hand

The U.S. is one of the largest consumers of commercial sex worldwide.

We are a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization committed to ending human trafficking in the United States. With offices strategically located in Tampa, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Austin, we are aggressively focused on ending this massive problem happening right here in America by fighting the demand for purchased sex.

OUR APPROACH

Our focus to end human trafficking in the United States is to educate American citizens and legislators, disrupt sex trade activities, consolidate efforts for maximum effect, and partner with other organizations in this fight.  We also work in conjunction with federal, state, and local government officials who sit in a position to influence policy on ending trafficking in America.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS A “DEMAND” ISSUE

There are an estimated 4.8 million victims of sex trafficking worldwide, with the United States leading all other nations in driving demand for purchased sex.  The demand for purchasing women, men, and children for sex is continuing to escalate due to our hypersexualized society, and the demand for sex with even younger children is increasing.  This is attracting more sex traffickers to the industry who see a financial opportunity to cash in on the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world.  

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Over 15% of all men in America purchase sex.

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85% of those sold in sex slavery were abused as children.

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90% of victims are arrested for selling sex; less than 10% of buyers are arrested.

WHAT IS SEX TRAFFICKING?

Sex Trafficking is modern day slavery, happening everywhere in the United States. The victims can be U.S. citizens or of any nationality, age, socioeconomic status, or gender. Sex Trafficking is a highly profitable crime that exploits an adult through force, fraud, or coercion, or that engages a child in any form of commercial sexual exploitation.

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85% of those sold in sex slavery were abused as children.

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85% of those sold in sex slavery were abused as children.

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85% of those sold in sex slavery were abused as children.

Our Strategic Programs

Our focus to end human trafficking in the United States is to educate American citizens and legislators, disrupt sex trade activities, consolidate efforts for maximum effect, and partner with other organizations in this fight.  We also work in conjunction with federal, state and local government officials who sit in a position to influence policy on ending trafficking in America.

PROJECT: REACH-OUT

Project Reach-Out uses A.I. technology to crawl websites where potential victims are sold for sex so that help can be offered directly to those being trafficked.

Boys Safe Home

With studies revealing that up to 36% of trafficked minors are male, we’ve built the nation’s FIRST and ONLY safe home for these victims who need shelter, protection, and healing.

Trafficking Free Zones

Our community-wide strategy to end human trafficking relies on community members and leaders, law enforcement, businesses, schools, healthcare organizations, churches and the media.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

GANG VIOLENCE & HUMAN TRAFFICKING

ABOLITIONIST PROJECT CAMPAIGN

News About Human Trafficking

Help For Victims or Buyers

Education Training Portal

Media

News coverage about USIAHT from across the country.

HE WENT FROM RUNNING THE DODGERS TO FIGHTING SEX TRAFFICKING

HE WENT FROM RUNNING THE DODGERS TO FIGHTING SEX TRAFFICKING

Los Angeles – Lomas, a former gang member who had worked on a variety of community intervention initiatives over the years, wanted to start his own program, in his old neighborhood. That turned out to be Inner City Visions, and Malone helped make it happen, as a fundraiser, business mentor, and friend. Alfred Lomas met Malone at the Dream Center, a Los Angeles organization that describes its mission as renewing hope and rebuilding lives. The Dream Center was holding a come-one, come-all Christmas dinner. Malone and his family handed out Bibles, and he did not leave until he had shaken hands with everyone.
“What in the world,” Lomas said he wondered that night, “is this guy doing here with a bunch of drug addicts and throwaways?”

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Operation ‘Bad Apple’ ensnares 12 businesses in human trafficking sting

A Denver grand jury on Thursday indicted seven individuals and 12 businesses on 33 felony counts in a human trafficking scheme.
Denver police and the district attorney’s office conducted a year-long investigation called “Operation Bad Apple” into a number of massage parlors and illegal marijuana businesses that investigators believe garnered millions of dollars by trafficking women from China, laundering money and evading taxes, according to a statement.

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