Some exciting updates from PROTECT! If you want to join our email list and get the news first, please visit protect.org/connect-with-us/
More Ohio Children to be Protected We did it! PROTECT won a major victory last week in Ohio. After years of work, our efforts will result in the rescue and protection of hundreds of children over the next few years. $1 million in the state budget for law enforcement teams that fight child exploitation and trafficking has been secured.
Ohio now becomes the 14th state where PROTECT has secured state funding to combat child exploitation and human trafficking.
The legislation, originally introduced as "Alicia's Law," was championed by Sen. Tim Schaffer (R) and Rep. Kent Smith (D). It will double the federal dollars received annually by the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children task force. The graphic (used in our Ohio campaign), shows the kinds of cases we’ll see more of, thanks to this win!
HEROs in Training We recently completed the first phase of training for the 10th class of the H.E.R.O. Child-Rescue Corps! Our latest team of men and women were trained for three weeks in Orlando. Instructors from around the world included survivors of abuse, law enforcement professionals, prosecutors, and technology experts. The class has now moved on to phase two, which consists of intensive training in computer technology and digital forensics over a period of nine weeks.
Will You Help? Although it’s hard to understand, most people just don’t want to think about child abuse. Many will never hear about the incredible work we are doing. If you appreciate successes like we’ve shared in this update, please take a few minutes from your day and pitch in. Any gift helps our mission. ... See MoreSee Less