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.

There is a National Crisis At Hand

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

We are a faith-based, 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 50% 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

A community-wide strategy to end human sex trafficking through 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.

4 ways churches may be fighting human trafficking without even knowing it

Churches have a critical role to play in combating human trafficking. Geoff Rogers, CEO and co-founder of USIAHT, recently wrote about how many churches have already joined the fight without even realizing it. For more information about proactive measures your church can take to fight sex trafficking in your community, visit TraffickingFreeZone.com.

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The reality is that sex trafficking occurs inside our borders, not just outside. Kevin Malone shares in the Austin American-Statesman that sex trafficking involves “American kids trafficked and purchased by American citizens.”

No one wants to believe that our fellow citizens enjoy the exploitation of children. It’s much easier to blame trafficking on those who are different or far away. But the reality is that a trafficker could be your co-worker, your pastor, your coach, your teacher, your neighbor or your local grocer. It’s an invisible crime that often occurs right under our noses, where we least expect it.

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Super Bowl Sunday’s sad and seedy sex trafficking side

“Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez has teamed up with the NFL as part of the ‘Stop Sex Trafficking Campaign,’ ” Florida Florida based NewsRadio WFLA reported on the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking website. “It will educate the public on signs [of] potential trafficking with visual materials. The NFL, law enforcement, and government agencies as well as over 300 state and local businesses, have joined forces for this campaign.”

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President Trump Announces Office To Combat Domestic Sex Trafficking

Washington, DC – President Donald J. Trump today announced that the White House will enact the top public policy priority of the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking by expanding the Domestic Policy Council to include an office to focus on combatting domestic human trafficking.

The President made the announcement of an Executive Order to create the new office this morning at the White House in front of dozens of anti-trafficking organizations and advocates including U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking (USIAHT) Co-Founders Kevin Malone and Geoffrey Rogers.

The United States Institute Against Human Trafficking (USIAHT), a ministry dedicated and committed to ending the atrocity of sex slavery of minors in American cities, communities, and neighborhoods, and which opened the first safe home in the United States for trafficked boys. 

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Pornography consumption: The overlooked public health crisis

Moreover, its widespread use among adolescents is creating social pressure on youth to engage in what they’ve seen, even inspiring them to act it out on younger children. Pornography use is linked to adverse changes in the brain and harms areas of the mind-controlling motivation and decision-making, impaired impulse control, as well as sexual desensitization.

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