From July to September 2020, O.U.R. was a part of 183 operations! These operations are a reflection of the hard work of the O.U.R. Ops Team, law enforcement agencies we support, and partner NGO’s.
O.U.R. supports law enforcement in the U.S. by providing resources, training, and tools to aid in identifying and rescuing victims of child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. 119 of these Q3 operations happened in the U.S. across 16 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia. Over a hundred predators were arrested for various crimes against children.
Internationally, the O.U.R. Ops Team had several opportunities to work with law enforcement to go undercover and help rescue children and youth.
Hundreds of survivors were identified and rescued from these operations. A 15-year-old in Thailand was rescued from being advertised online and sold by a trafficker over and over again. In Colombia, an 11-year-old girl was rescued from being trafficked by close family members. In Nepal, our operators helped identify 5 victims of child sexual abuse on Facebook who were all under 13 years old.
These numbers and stories only represent a fraction of our work worldwide. O.U.R. Aftercare and our network of aftercare partners walk alongside thousands of survivors every day both here and abroad. We are inspired by every survivor’s courage and hope as they work to reach their dreams.