Guardian Group

Guardian Group’s team utilizes the skills and expertise of elite veteran intelligence analysts to identify and locate women and minors who are victims of sex trafficking. Our support assists local, state, and federal law enforcement in recovering these victims. We provide training at no cost to law enforcement agencies in order to ensure they have the most up to date techniques used by sex traffickers. Further, we provide training to hotels, hospitals and other venues in order to inoculate communities against sex trafficking.

The Season of Growth
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The Season of Growth

Human trafficking – the buying and selling of people – is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world [1]. It is surpassing the drug and gun trade for three simple reasons: a reusable product, little risk of a lengthy jail sentence, and there is a lot of money to be made. Every day in…

Guardian Group: 2022 Third Quarter Impact Report
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Guardian Group: 2022 Third Quarter Impact Report

Project 1591® launched on July 13th and after years of refining and testing the process and platform we are thrilled to see it actively increasing the number of people working to identify potential victims of sex trafficking. To date we have volunteers across 16 states and 5 countries outside the US that have completed training… Read More »

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Dating App Safety Tips
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Dating App Safety Tips

Research shows that approximately half of the 18–29-year-olds in the United States are using dating apps to find love. This group of people is the equivalent of the entire population of Australia. While this method is successful for some to find their happily ever after, for others it has proven to be dangerous. Of the…

Signs of Grooming a Young Person for Trafficking
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Signs of Grooming a Young Person for Trafficking

We have all heard the social media hysteria over people in white vans kidnapping children for trafficking or placing some marking on a car of someone they plan to traffic. However, this type of method is rarely used here in the United States to traffic someone. Most often a trafficker will use a grooming process…

Back to School Safety Checklist for Parents – Protect Children Against Human Trafficking
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Back to School Safety Checklist for Parents – Protect Children Against Human Trafficking

Bullying, school shootings, COVID-19 outbreaks and sex trafficking are all very real fears for the parents and caregivers of today’s youth. As school kicks off around the country here are 10 things you can do to protect your child from human trafficking: 1. Basics Once your child is able to, they should know their parent’s…

2021 Federal Human Trafficking Report Key Takeaways
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2021 Federal Human Trafficking Report Key Takeaways

Every year the Human Trafficking Institute releases a report compiling data from every federal criminal case since The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. The purpose of the report is to provide a deep dive into the U.S. federal response to human trafficking to determine what is working and where improvements can be made.  … Read More »

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Guardian Group: 2022 Second Quarter Impact Report
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Guardian Group: 2022 Second Quarter Impact Report

Over the last few years, the need for a scalable solution to match the ever-increasing domestic trafficking problem has been in the forefront of our minds. The time has come to make this solution a reality and therefore most of our efforts throughout the last quarter have been focused on completing the development and testing…

Freedom from Sex Trafficking
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Freedom from Sex Trafficking

It is that time of year where we fire up the grill, dress in our wildest combos of red, white, and blue, crack a cold drink and enjoy the fireworks shows all in celebration of freedom. For so many of us we will never know a life without this level of freedom. Yes, we may…

Sex Trafficking: Myths vs. Facts
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Sex Trafficking: Myths vs. Facts

When you hear the words “sex trafficking” what flashes through your mind? Do you see young children locked in cages? Do you see foreign women tied up with rope? Do you see Liam Neeson coming to the rescue? The types of scenarios you likely just imagined can happen, however, they are rare. It is crucial…

Ten Sex Trafficking Red Flags
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Ten Sex Trafficking Red Flags

Sex trafficking is one of the few crimes that interacts with society in such a manner that its victims can walk down the sidewalk next to everyone else and no one knows the horrors they are facing. They can walk into your place of business or sit next to you on public transportation, and you…