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O.U.R. attends FBI Training in Thailand

Last month in Thailand, O.U.R. was invited by the FBI to participate in their Responding to Victims of Human Trafficking training, put on by the FBI’s Office of Victims Assistance. The goal of this training is to set a standard across the board in which governments, local police, NGOs and social workers can operate on victim centered investigations and victim identification. But what does this mean? In almost every case […]

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Tim Ballard Person 2 Person KUTV

Click the link below to check out this recent interview done by O.U.R. Founder, Tim Ballard http://kutv.com/features/person-2-person/person-2-person-tim-ballard

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After The Abolitionists Movie Premier

  Silence is not always golden. In fact, many injustices continue today because those who would fight against them are not aware they even exist. Such is the case with child sex trafficking and slavery – until now. The feature-length documentary The Abolitionists premiered in theaters nation-wide May 16th, enlightening audiences who previously were blissfully unaware of this dark side of the world. They now know that child sex slavery […]

Training for Rescued Victims

Planting Seeds of Hope

  “Lani” looked so young when she was rescued by Operation Underground Railroad that law enforcement was sure she was a minor. Her protests to the contrary were useless. Unless she could provide solid evidence that she was 18 years old, she would need to meet with the social workers at the aftercare shelter. O.U.R.’s mission is to rescue children who are being trafficked for sex by pimps and pedophiles, […]

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Becoming A Global Force For Good: The Creation of CET-COE

CET-COE – Becoming A Global Force For Good Child Exploitation Targeting Center of Excellence By Caleb Larkin Operation Underground Railroad is taking a great leap forward in the fight against child sex slavery and expanding its influence and outreach with its first Child Exploitation Targeting Center of Excellence (CET-COE) http://ourrescue.or/technology. The center opened June 8th in Charlotte, North Carolina as a start to establishing a technological foothold in various parts of […]

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Standing Shoulder To Shoulder In Cambodia

By Caleb Larkin In Asia alone, there are approximately 13.5 million human sex trafficking victims according to the U.S. State Department’s “Trafficking in Persons Report” (July 2015, http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/245365.pdf). The U.S. State Department also estimates about two-thirds of all human trafficking victims worldwide reside in Asia. One organization located at the heart of the issue in Cambodia is working to change those numbers and save lives. “One girl is too many. […]

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The Reality of Going Undercover

Note: This below takes you to the scene when the author went undercover with Operation Underground Railroad. All the names except the author’s have been changed to protect the effectiveness of future operations.  Who am I? That’s what I’m sure they are wondering. At this moment, I’m wondering the same thing. I’m about to meet three men who traffick children as sex slaves. They are bringing their captive girls to what they […]

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Hoping to still catch The Abolitionists in theaters?

Whether you weren’t able to join us on May 16th or you can’t wait to see the film again, you’re in luck! We are excited to announce that The Abolitionists will continue playing in the select theaters below starting this weekend! (We realize these are only theaters in Utah for now. In the next few days we plan to announce more screens so stay tuned!) Head on over to the respective […]