You may choose
that you did not know.
– William Wilberforce
to look the other way,
but you can never say again
Human trafficking has claimed an estimated 20 million-plus victims worldwide—with more than 800,000 victims enslaved each year. And yet, despite significant anti-trafficking efforts over the past decade, the number of modern-day slaves seems only to be growing. We are attacking the scourge of modern-day slavery by providing the U.S. government and other leaders with the tools they need to disrupt the cults, criminals networks, mafias and gangs that make more than $150 billion a year by exploiting other human beings.
We work hand in hand with law enforcement to aid victims of sex trafficking, Human trafficking, and Modern-day slavery.
Megan’s Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known registered sex offender who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. In the wake of the tragedy, the Kankas sought to have local communities warned about sex offenders in the area. All states now have a form of Megan’s Law.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
An OJJDP partner, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children© (NCMEC) serves as an information clearinghouse and national resource center on issues related to victims, missing and exploited children, and operates a national toll-free hotline.
Crimes Against Children/Online Predators
It’s unthinkable, but every year, thousands of children become victims of crimes—whether it’s through kidnappings, violent attacks, sexual abuse, or online predators. The mission of the Crimes Against Children program is to…