Missed the live event?
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The program includes an interactive audience Q&A with DeliverFund co-founders and
presentations by special guests.

If you would like to support our mission to counter human trafficking in America, click below. 

For inquiries, please contact
MissionPossible@DeliverFund.org

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Every 2.5 Hours, a Child is Trafficked in America.

Human traffickers are targeting children in our communities. 100,000-150,000 victims are held as commercial sex slaves in the United States.

Neutral is not an option. 

DeliverFund creates solutions and leverages intelligence and technology into the ultimate weapon against human trafficking. By partnering with individuals,
corporations and all levels of law enforcement, we can scale the solution to disrupt the market and put human traffickers out of business.

Additional Questions and Answers from our Live event

Members of DeliverFund’s staff answer some additional questions from our viewers from the Mission:Possible live stream broadcast. 

During our training, we have collective group discussions with law enforcement from around the country. These discussions encompass the prostitute vs. victim approach and why each of those perspectives are held.

Through this peer-to-peer aspect of our training, we find that perspectives shift as the input to those perspectives are informed by other law enforcement, many who previously held non victim-centric perspectives.

Additionally, during our training, we provide law enforcement with a perspective of the victim rooted in lived life experience from survivors of human trafficking. Law enforcement is then provided training on how to adapt their interactions with potential victims.

When we provide support operations, law enforcement has the option of having one of our Thrivers on scene, which we have found to drastically impact law enforcement’s perspective. – Michael Fullilove, Chief of Operations

I recommend reading our blog post on “12 Ways to Engage, Educate, and Protect Your Children Online.”

All of our children who have access to social media or have direct contact with the World Wide Web should have safety discussions and safety plans in place. Children most susceptible due to online activity are 12-17. – Jeanne Parker, Director of Special Programs

The biggest challenge we face is a lack of engagement on the part of the public to ask tough questions of their legislators such as :

  • Why are the penalties for trafficking not congruent with other violent crimes?
  • Why are the legislatures not funding more aggressive efforts to counter trafficking, i.e. funding law enforcement working these issues and working to ensure there is a cross-sectoral, integrated approach to addressing it?
  • Why are legislatures and public executives continuing in the old siloed model as opposed to an integrated public private partnership approach?

Government agencies are slow to adapt to new methods, which has left them using older investigative techniques to respond as opposed to using proactive, intelligence-led techniques that assist in preventing the crime. Coupled with that, there are rogue actors attempting to work against trafficking but doing it in an uncoordinated manner that directly and negatively impacts the law enforcement and recovery and rehabilitation of victims.

We equip, train, and advise law enforcement on strategies and techniques so they can implement an intelligence-led approach. We interact with public officials in order to educated them on newer, more effective methods and educate them about the lack of overall funding in the space for law enforcement. We also advocate for the eradication of the rogue vigilantes through media postings and in-person events educating the public on the dangers and problems with this approach.

Perhaps most importantly, we work to engage other actors so there is a true public/private partnership model to create an integrated, systems-based approach to combatting trafficking. – Michael Fullilove, Chief of Operations

For prosecutors, human trafficking charges are notoriously difficult to prosecute. Unlike other crimes, the key piece of evidence is a living human being who has been through hell and back. Trafficking survivors are deeply misunderstood and judged by many before they even step foot on the stand and therefore are looked at as less credible witnesses. The psychology of a trafficking survivor and their experience is not one many prosecutors want to work with and would rather have the subject plea to charges that don’t rely on survivor testifying. This leads to the prosecutor getting a secured conviction without having to use the survivor as a witness and, unfortunately, the trafficker not being put away for as long as they deserve.

To change the mentality of prosecutors across the United States, there needs to be more dedicated prosecutors who only work human trafficking cases. Currently, prosecutors who are handed the human trafficking cases are inundated with other sex crime and assault cases from their jurisdiction, and this keeps them from focusing on the intricacies and details that are required to present a strong case against a trafficker. Also, providing detectives and agents with the tools and training to hand over airtight evidence against the trafficker that doesn’t require the survivor to testify is key. This is something DeliverFund prides itself in providing during our training courses. – Kara Smith, Senior Targeting Analyst 

To hire the people and build the systems required to end all forms of human trafficking, everywhere. – Nic McKinley, Co-Founder, Executive Director

Special Thank You to Our
2020 Host Committee

Michelle and Rob Anderson
Robin Bagwell
Donna Brittingham Baker
Christine and Jonathan Bassham
Candy Evans and Monty Bennett
Toni Brinker
Clint Bruce
Doug Carignan
Christi Nabors Carter
Ken Carter
Sue and Ben Casey
Nancy and Mark Champion
Genevieve Collins
Diane and Tim Connor
Amy and Joe Crafton
Jeff Crilley
Jamey Cummings
Jacki and Doug Deason
Jenna and Seth Denson
Regan and Scott Drake
Clint Emerson
Benjie Esguerra
Jennifer and Tom Ferguson
Debbie and Eric Georgatos
Jeaneatte Norsworthy and Stan Graff
Stephanie Gray

Gary Griffith
Suzanne and Michael Grishman
Claudia and Tommy Habeeb
Beth and Ron Hall
Tammy and Chad Hennings
Tony Jeary
Kaleta Johnson
Milla Perry Jones
Tammy Kling
Bob Kraut
Gina and Joseph Lafferty
Hal Lambert
Mimi Calder Lewis
Vivian and Alberto Lombardi
Dana Lumpkin
Michael Lunceford
Patti and Ron Lusk
Mac Macfarlan
Alison and Rob McIntosh
Maureen and Marlin McKeever
Kristin McNeff
Keana and Representative Morgan Meyer
Gina and Mark Mitchell
Caroline and Dan Moran
Helen and Rob Nelson
Bethany Williams and Vince Nelson
Bill Noble

Rachel and Michael Osburn
 
Ben Paige
 
Melissa and Bart Plaskoff
 
Chris Price
 
Sarabeth Quattlebaum
 
Sheridan and Bryan Reeder
 
Kristy Hoglund Robinson
 
Monica and Steven Rowe
 
Linda and John Rutherford
 
Greg Samuel
 
Pete Sessions
 
Shelia and Paul Schlosberg
 
Lindsay and Kyle Silberstein
 
Marina and Gregory Slayton
 
Dallas and Daryl Snadon
 
Sharmaine and Brent Snyder
 
Sanka and Brett Stalcup
 
Heather and Seth Stevens
 
Michael Studer
 
Lyn and Guy Thomas
 
Courtney Underwood
 
Bill Wallace
 
Janice and Gary Walsh
 
Janet and Charles Wear
 
Betsy and Jason Williford
 
Katherine Wynne
 
John Zogg
 

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Missed the live event?
Watch the replay below

The program includes an interactive audience Q&A with DeliverFund co-founders and presentations by special guests.

If you would like to support our mission to counter human trafficking in America, click below. 

For inquiries, please contact
MissionPossible@DeliverFund.org

Share the Event:

Every 2.5 Hours, a Child is Trafficked in America.

Human traffickers are targeting children in our communities. 100,000-150,000 victims are held as commercial sex slaves in the United States.

Neutral is not an option. 

DeliverFund creates solutions and leverage intelligence and technology into the ultimate weapon against human trafficking. By partnering with individuals,
corporations and all levels of law enforcement, we can scale the solution to disrupt the market and put human traffickers out of business.

Additional Questions and Answers from our Live event

Members of DeliverFund’s staff answer some additional questions from our viewers from the Mission:Possible live stream broadcast. 

During our training, we have collective group discussions with law enforcement from around the country. These discussions encompass the prostitute vs. victim approach and why each of those perspectives are held.

Through this peer-to-peer aspect of our training, we find that perspectives shift as the input to those perspectives are informed by other law enforcement, many who previously held non victim-centric perspectives.

Additionally, during our training, we provide law enforcement with a perspective of the victim rooted in lived life experience from survivors of human trafficking. Law enforcement is then provided training on how to adapt their interactions with potential victims.

When we provide support operations, law enforcement has the option of having one of our Thrivers on scene, which we have found to drastically impact law enforcement’s perspective. – Michael Fullilove, Chief of Operations

I recommend reading our blog post on “12 Ways to Engage, Educate, and Protect Your Children Online.”

All of our children who have access to social media or have direct contact with the World Wide Web should have safety discussions and safety plans in place. Children most susceptible due to online activity are 12-17. – Jeanne Parker, Director of Special Programs

The biggest challenge we face is a lack of engagement on the part of the public to ask tough questions of their legislators such as :

  • Why are the penalties for trafficking not congruent with other violent crimes?
  • Why are the legislatures not funding more aggressive efforts to counter trafficking, i.e. funding law enforcement working these issues and working to ensure there is a cross-sectoral, integrated approach to addressing it?
  • Why are legislatures and public executives continuing in the old siloed model as opposed to an integrated public private partnership approach?

Government agencies are slow to adapt to new methods, which has left them using older investigative techniques to respond as opposed to using proactive, intelligence-led techniques that assist in preventing the crime. Coupled with that, there are rogue actors attempting to work against trafficking but doing it in an uncoordinated manner that directly and negatively impacts the law enforcement and recovery and rehabilitation of victims.

We equip, train, and advise law enforcement on strategies and techniques so they can implement an intelligence-led approach. We interact with public officials in order to educated them on newer, more effective methods and educate them about the lack of overall funding in the space for law enforcement. We also advocate for the eradication of the rogue vigilantes through media postings and in-person events educating the public on the dangers and problems with this approach.

Perhaps most importantly, we work to engage other actors so there is a true public/private partnership model to create an integrated, systems-based approach to combatting trafficking. – Michael Fullilove, Chief of Operations

For prosecutors, human trafficking charges are notoriously difficult to prosecute. Unlike other crimes, the key piece of evidence is a living human being who has been through hell and back. Trafficking survivors are deeply misunderstood and judged by many before they even step foot on the stand and therefore are looked at as less credible witnesses. The psychology of a trafficking survivor and their experience is not one many prosecutors want to work with and would rather have the subject plea to charges that don’t rely on survivor testifying. This leads to the prosecutor getting a secured conviction without having to use the survivor as a witness and, unfortunately, the trafficker not being put away for as long as they deserve.

To change the mentality of prosecutors across the United States, there needs to be more dedicated prosecutors who only work human trafficking cases. Currently, prosecutors who are handed the human trafficking cases are inundated with other sex crime and assault cases from their jurisdiction, and this keeps them from focusing on the intricacies and details that are required to present a strong case against a trafficker. Also, providing detectives and agents with the tools and training to hand over airtight evidence against the trafficker that doesn’t require the survivor to testify is key. This is something DeliverFund prides itself in providing during our training courses. – Kara Smith, Senior Targeting Analyst

To hire the people and build the systems required to end all forms of human trafficking, everywhere. – Nic McKinley, Co-Founder, Executive Director

Special Thank You to Our
2020 Host Committee

Michelle and Rob Anderson
Robin Bagwell
Donna Brittingham Baker
Christine and Jonathan Bassham
Candy Evans and Monty Bennett
Toni Brinker
Clint Bruce
Doug Carignan
Christi Nabors Carter
Ken Carter
Sue and Ben Casey
Nancy and Mark Champion
Genevieve Collins
Diane and Tim Connor
Amy and Joe Crafton
Jeff Crilley
Jamey Cummings
Jacki and Doug Deason
Jenna and Seth Denson
Regan and Scott Drake
Clint Emerson
Benjie Esguerra
Jennifer and Tom Ferguson
Debbie and Eric Georgatos
Jeaneatte Norsworthy and Stan Graff
Stephanie Gray
Gary Griffith
Suzanne and Michael Grishman
Claudia and Tommy Habeeb
Beth and Ron Hall
Tammy and Chad Hennings
Tony Jeary
Kaleta Johnson
Milla Perry Jones
Tammy Kling
Bob Kraut
Gina and Joseph Lafferty
Hal Lambert
Mimi Calder Lewis
Vivian and Alberto Lombardi

Dana Lumpkin
Michael Lunceford
Patti and Ron Lusk
Mac Macfarlan
Alison and Rob McIntosh
Maureen and Marlin McKeever
Kristin McNeff
Keana and Representative Morgan Meyer
Gina and Mark Mitchell
Caroline and Dan Moran
Helen and Rob Nelson
Bethany Williams and Vince Nelson
Bill Noble
Rachel and Michael Osburn
Ben Paige
Melissa and Bart Plaskoff
Chris Price
Sarabeth Quattlebaum
Sheridan and Bryan Reeder
Kristy Hoglund Robinson
Monica and Steven Rowe
Linda and John Rutherford
Greg Samuel
Pete Sessions
Shelia and Paul Schlosberg
Lindsay and Kyle Silberstein
Marina and Gregory Slayton
Dallas and Daryl Snadon
Sharmaine and Brent Snyder
Sanka and Brett Stalcup
Heather and Seth Stevens
Michael Studer
Lyn and Guy Thomas
Courtney Underwood
Bill Wallace
Janice and Gary Walsh
Janet and Charles Wear
Betsy and Jason Williford
Katherine Wynne
John Zogg