SAVING INNOCENCE INC

End Child Sex Trafficking

aka Saving Innocence   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.savinginnocence.org

Mission

To recover and restore child victims of sex trafficking through strategic partnerships with local law enforcement, social service providers, and schools, while mobilizing communities to prevent abuse and increase neighborhood safety.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Mr. Alan Smyth

Main address

PO Box 93037

Los Angeles, CA 90093 USA

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EIN

45-2049173

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are attempting to end child sex trafficking.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

First Responder Protocol

Provide 24-hr emergency crisis response to survivors in Los Angeles County, alongside law enforcement and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Advocacy and case management for youth ages 7-21.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Develop healthy, competent, and motivated survivor leaders through workshops and partnerships with current community leaders and mentors. Transitional Age Youth will be given opportunities and tools to develop their own leadership skills and character, while broadening their understanding of leadership in their community and in their own lives.

Population(s) Served

Recruiting, training, and supporting resource families who have enough room in their homes and hearts to join one of the children that Saving Innocence cares for with their family. These families are providing  support, connection, love, and protection to invest in the future of our children.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adolescents
Young adults
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Hours of mentoring

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of hours our advocates spent in one-on-one meetings with CSEC youth or preparing to do so.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of clients who attended or participated in our prevention workshops.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Children and youth, Men and boys

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of youth we served through the First Responder Protocol, educational workshops, and advocacy.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Saving Innocence's vision is to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children and restore the cultural values of innocence and human worth. Our mission is to rescue and restore child victims of sex trafficking through strategic partnerships with local law enforcement, social service providers, and schools, while mobilizing communities to prevent abuse and increase neighborhood safety. Our hope is that no child who has been a victim of commercial sexual exploitation is left alone to navigate recovery.

-Provide 24-hr emergency crisis response to survivors in Los Angeles County, alongside law enforcement and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
-Provide long-term intensive case management and advocacy for survivors of sex trafficking ages 11-21
-One-on-one visitation and life-enrichment workshops for high-risk youth in juvenile halls
-Lead groups – human trafficking prevention-intervention curriculum for high-risk youth living throughout Los Angeles
-Human trafficking awareness presentations in schools and high-risk communities
-Advocate for survivors involved in the court system – both juvenile court and during testimony against their traffickers
-Provide emergency support and resources for families of survivors
-Train and equip all front-line professionals on how to identify and assist victims: law enforcement, social workers, therapists, schoolteachers, judges, district attorneys, etc.
-Advocate for the change of local and nationwide policy.

Our founder and CEO, Kim Biddle, MSW, has launched and developed programs to advocate for at-risk youth and survivors of human trafficking in multiple countries throughout Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. Most recently, she assisted the launch of outreach programs for street children in Kenya and an aftercare facility for child survivors in Haiti, in partnership with national organizations. For the past two years she was also contracted out by the University of Southern California to conduct research relating to effective intervention strategies for homeless youth in Los Angeles County.

Our Executive Director Alan Smyth, has worked in non profit management for 25 years. He was an Area Director for Young Life in the San Francisco Bay Area for 11 years. Most recently, he served for 14 years as the Regional Director for Young Life in the Greater Los Angeles Region.

We have worked with over 1273 youth through case management since 2010. We have had 749 youth successfully complete the prevention workshops in juvenile hall since January 2016.  In 2020, our advocates spent 22,942 hours in 1-on-1 meetings with clients, supporting their goals and helping the youth process their trauma. When youth run away from care, over 60% of the youth reach out to their advocate via phone, text or social media, and we are then able to assist youth return to care if they choose.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SAVING INNOCENCE INC

Board of directors
as of 1/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joshua Ungerecht

JRW

Term: 2019 -

Tyler Krohn

Children's Hospital, Dallas

Mike Boone

Boone Aerospace, Inc.

Joshua Ungerecht

JRW

Melanie Howard

Loeb & Loeb

Allison Burkett

Calvary Church

Kim Biddle

Danielle Clair

Thereapist

Christa Crane

Marketing

Leah Albirght-Byrd

Survivor Leader

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data