Our goal is to keep children safe from sexual exploitation. Since only 1-2% of trafficked children are ever rescued, we believe that we need to use a preventative approach to eliminate domestic minor sex trafficking. We do this by offering free training programs designed for educators, medical professionals, churches, teens, and for any person or organization interested in preventing children from becoming victims of sex trafficking. We also serve at risk children and partner with organizations that mentor children who are at risk of becoming victims.
How can we end something if we don’t even know that it exists? Much of what Rivers of Justice does involves raising awareness about Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. By speaking at universities, technical colleges, schools, community organizations, churches and other venues, we educate people about the plight of children who are victims of sex trafficking. Another tool for raising awareness is placing billboards at strategic locations throughout the Upstate. We train employees in the hospitality industry about red flags to look for in their establishments and how to respond.
The purpose of this education is to empower people to become involved in preventing commercial sexual exploitation of children. Therefore, we address a variety of settings in which individuals can become involved in keeping children safe. We serve vulnerable children in a variety of ways. We also have a mentoring program in our school system that serves at risk children. When we all become involved, we can make a difference!
We are often asked the question, what is fueling the demand for child sex trafficking? One explanation is the link between pornography and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. We help parents, students, churches and community members understand this correlation and offer a pathway toward healing. We equip people to become advocates for vulnerable children.