Actual cell where American girls go after "rescue," because there are no treatment options.
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"Sex Trafficking: How to spot teenage victims" - WOAI News 4 San Antonio

Our director of Education/ Training interviewed on News 4. Thank you News4 for attention to detail and accuracy on this sensitive subject.








Freedom Youth Project Foundation- announces an initiative aimed at combating Human Trafficking through prevention training designed specifically for high target victims. In America, Human Trafficking affects adults and minors, and can exist in the form of labor or sex-trafficking.  The single largest demographic affected is girls 12 - 14 years of age. Boys, in this same age group, comprise about 20 percent of underage victims.

Over Two Years in the Making -- Over two years was devoted to developing prevention strategies to teach youth how to recognize the deception Traffickers employ to lead youth into the "trafficked life."

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Radio interview from 1/12/14 

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Student Anti-Trafficking Initiative

FYP Announces a new initiative



San Antonio, Tx- Freedom Youth Project Foundation announces a new initiative to combat and prevent human trafficking.  


Freedom-U is open to all area university and college students.  

Planning Session:
Where: Our Lady of the Lake University,
Date: Monday, Jan 13, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Room: Providence Hall, Providence West Social Room


Freedom-U event 
Freedom U will be inaugurated with an event at Our Lady of the Lake University on Thurs, Febuary 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.    The goal of Freedom U is to engage university & college students in the movement to end the trafficking of children and young people in this country.  This event  will provide attendees with knowledge, skills and tools to become advocates for their younger peers who are at highest risk from the deceptions used to lure victims into the world of human trafficking.  

For more information: click on Freedom-U on top menu of this site.



Copyright © 2014 Freedom Youth Project Foundation, All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Content  is original.  Sources and Credits are Referenced Below. Content may not be republished without expressed written permission. The best way to share is with a link back to this webpage  Sources:
Help Us End the Shelter/ Treatment Crisis     Change Cannot Happen Without You.     Learn How You Can Help.
Think Freedom Campaign is an initiative of Freedom Youth Project Foundation

FBI rescues more than 100 victims

Multiple cities across the U.S. - Under Operation Cross Country more than 100 victims of sex trafficking were rescued all across the United States. Operation Cross Country took place over 3 days with arrests of more than 159 traffickers in 76 cities across the United States. Many of these victims were found on the streets, in motels and casinos, and in some instances they were being sold through online sites. Many of the victims who were rescued included minors as young as 13 years old and as old as 16. 
While victims rescued included both boys and girls, the victims were overwhelmingly girls. The traffickers focused their targets primarily on girls using several forms of deception and grooming to lure them into sex trafficking. Many of the victims were found to be troubled teenagers who had come from broken homes, which made them easy targets for traffickers. Troubled youth will often find themselves looking for ways to survive in the streets and are easily lured with promises of any easy way to make a lot of money. Only after they are trapped in “the life” as it is called, through violence, do these girls find out none of the money is for them.

“Man of Dreams” turns out to be Trafficker

April 3, 2013

Senior year of high school is an exciting time for many teenagers. Student activities, field trips, prom, finals--these are just a few of the things that keep teenagers occupied throughout the year. Many are looking forward to attending college and finding careers. 
 
This was especially true for one senior girl who was particularly excited about going off to college. However, during her senior year, tragedy struck within her family, and as a result she became depressed and lonely and began looking online for a way to distract herself  from the loneliness she felt. During this time she received a friend request on Facebook from a man she didn’t know, but who she thought was cute. So despite not knowing who this person was, she decided to accept his friend request.

Soon after accepting his friend request, they began messaging. They talked about everything from traveling to marriage to family. Over a short period of time, he made her believe that they would live a happy, wonderful life together. It had only been a month, but she believed that she was falling in love with him and decided after graduation to travel to Seattle to meet this “man of her dreams” in person. 

Father Involved in the Sex-Trafficking of Underage Minors

March 11, 2013

Douglass County- Georgia -    Two men were arrested and charged with running a sex trafficking ring in Georgia. They ran a trafficking ring which solicited underage male minors, some as young as fifteen.  Through coercion and force their victims unwillingly were led into "the life" of sex trade with clients found online.

One client, in particular, was a 44 year old father of two, who for two months had been responding by email to ads posted online by the two men in charge of the sex trafficking ring. The 44 year old had purchased the services of an underage minor and had forced this minor to engage in sexual acts. 

"Many people hear the term Sex-Trafficking and assume it is a crime that only victimizes girls and women.  It is a surprise for many to learn that 20% of underage victims of sex-trafficking are boys."

Mutual Friend Abducts Girl into Sex-Trafficking

February 12, 2013

How many times have we trusted someone because they were “a friend of a friend?” How many times have we accepted a friend request on Facebook just because that person was friends with one of our friends? Although it may seem harmless to add these people because they are friends with our friends, in actuality this person may not be harmless at all and could in fact be a trafficker looking to prey on naive, young girls.

In the case of a young seventeen year old girl, she trusted someone who was a mutual friend of her friends and,  as a result, was unknowingly forced into human trafficking.