Help with an investigation for vulnerable children
Online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) can happen any place the internet exists. Help International Justice Mission's (IJM's) growing team to train and mentor law enforcement officials as they plan rescue operations to find children being exploited and bring the children to safety. Your donation will help a skilled IJM investigator and law enforcement partners search for children sexually exploited online and who are waiting for a defender to come.
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The Philippines is a global epicenter of this form of child abuse and trafficking due to multiple enabling factors: high internet accessibility, digital advancements in payment platforms and English language fluency. IJM supports the end of all forms of OSEC by focusing on protecting children who are exploited by traffickers. Our efforts include investigation, rescue, aftercare and training of law enforcement and social service providers. From IJM's casework experience, the median age of children rescued is eleven years old with the youngest just months old.
Investigation is the first step on a long road to justice and can take awhile. Some aspects of investigation and subsequent prosecution efforts include:
- Training and mentoring local law enforcement partners
- Sending in skilled IJM investigator and local law enforcement officials as they plan rescue operations to find children being exploited and bring them to safety
- Provision and use of mobile interviewing kit which enables investigators and prosecuters to collect court-admissable video testimony from victims living in remote places. This also ensures a child-friendly court process, as it prevents children from having to testify in from of their abuser(s).
A donation of $150 will cover the approximate cost for one day of online trafficking investigation workshop. Help send IJM investigators on a mission to rescue children who are sexually exploited online.