Who is Traffick911?
Traffick911 is a team of passionate people driven to stop the sale of American children into sexual slavery for the profit and pleasure of their perpetrators.
Traffick911 is committed to social justice and human rights, fighting for the rights of our oppressed American children. We serve U.S. children regardless of religion, ethnicity, race, gender or sexual orientation. We believe the scope of this crime is too large for one organization to tackle alone; it takes all of us collaborating together, working across political, religious and social boundaries. Traffick911 is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded and guided by our Christian faith, partnering with fellow abolitionists from all walks of life from around the world.
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A world without slavery.
The mission of Traffick911 is to stop the buying and selling of America's children.
Traffick911 was born in the inner city of Fort Worth when reality took shape. A small group of people working in the inner city to help the homeless and others suffering from life’s trials gathered to hear about work in Thailand to rescue people forced into sexual slavery. The video, the photos, the stories of children rescued were chilling. It was hard to believe, but, after all, it was a third-world country. It was possible they allowed this to happen to their children. Desperation causes people to do things they wouldn’t otherwise think of. Parents, clinging fervently to survival, could be convinced to sell their children to people who promised a better life.
Stunned by what she had heard and seen, Deena Graves commented to Darrel Auvenshine that she just couldn’t believe this happens in third-world countries. Darrel replied that he believed a mutual friend who works for Dallas Police had said it happens here. Here? In the United States? In a country known as the land of the free? It wasn’t possible. We’re a civilized nation. A nation that stands on its principles and morals. We would not allow this to happen to our children, or, would we? Hours of research revealed that, yes, it is happening right under our noses. In fact, the United States is a leading demand country and the appetite is for our own children.
Sadly, most people are just like Deena. They just don’t know it’s happening to our own children in our own backyard. In Anytown, USA. Pimps and johns are torturing children all over this country for their own profit and pleasure. Will we allow it to continue? Deena quit her job a short time later and founded Traffick911. Will you join her in stopping this horrific crime?
Traffick911 is working to end the plight of these children with a three-pronged, parallel strategy. Our strategy focuses on children under the age of 18.
Prevention – Take American children off the market as commodities.
Rescue – Get these children out of the hands of their perpetrators and out of the jail cells.
Provide training for people who come across these victims in their day-to-day jobs.
Build relationships with juveniles in lockup - many of whom are victims.
Leverage high-demand events, such as major sporting championships, to build awareness and educate people.
Restoration – Provide a safe place where victims receive unconditional love and nurturing.
Long-term safe home.
Traffick911 was named the 2013 Outstanding Organization of the Year by the Fort Worth Commission for Women with commendations by the Fort Worth City Council, mayor and State Senator Wendy Davis. We also have been recognized by Homeland Security Investigations as a most-valued partner in this battle to save our American children from sexual slavery.
Traffick911 has trained thousands of first responders across the country, including Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Police, Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Department of Public Safety, local law enforcement, educators, medical personnel, juvenile justice staffs at the county and state level, CPS regional supervisors and caseworkers, DAs, etc. Not only do we receive the highest evaluations, we have documented identifications and rescues out of our trainings. For instance before we trained Cook Children’s Hospital, they had identified zero victims of trafficking. Within 8 months, they had identified 11 victims.
The average life expectancy of an American child forced into sexual slavery is just 7 short years leading to the urgency in our name. But, the 911 also derives from Psalm 91:1: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.