Solving missing children cases is this team’s specialty
police don’t have time, this special unit may be the only answer to saving
children from traffickers.
FBI reports, almost 500,000 children were reported missing annually. While the
accurate count will never be known, too many of these vulnerable children end
up being coerced into trafficking situations, forced to perform as sex slaves. Many
claim that it could be as high as 1 in 7.
that most local police departments don’t have the manpower to track down each
reported case of a missing child, a San Diego-based group of former police
officers and Navy SEALS, have created a licensed private detective agency,
specializing in recovering missing minors, known as Saved In America.
statistic shown on their website claims that as of July 2019, 208 successful child
recoveries have happened since December 2014.
At no charge to families, we work to locate missing and runaway children — one of the groups most vulnerable to sexual exploitation. For victims of sexual exploitation, we assist in procuring legal representation, safe housing, and rehabilitative therapy. We also provide assistance to high risk juvenile shelters to protect the children from further exploitation by pimps and predators.
Saved in America currently has over 30 operators; all licensed and insured Private Investigators consisting of former Navy SEALs, Marine Recon Raiders, British SAS, and retired Police Officers. In addition, SIA has an Executive Director, Legal Director, Case Manager, Community Outreach/ Events Coordinator, Training and Child Rehabilitation Director, Social Networking Investigator, Licensed Drone Operators and State Licensed Firearms Instructors.
The approach and techniques used by Saved in America help guide the rest of the nation on how to stop child sex trafficking before it happens, by focusing on runaway and missing children. Saved In America has taught it’s investigative techniques to the Human Smuggling & Trafficking Center, Washington, DC, Licensed Investigator Associations in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama, and, for the Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, California.
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Originally published at Stop Human Trafficking Website.