The Exodus Road Inc

Justice is in the hands of the ordinary.

Colorado Springs, CO   |  http://www.theexodusroad.com/

Mission

Vision: A world in which humans are never bought, sold, or exploited. Mission: We disrupt the darkness of modern-day slavery by partnering with law enforcement to fight human trafficking crime, equipping communities to protect the vulnerable, and empowering survivors as they walk into freedom.

Ruling year info

2013

Principal Officer

Mrs. Laura Parker

Main address

PO Box 64063

Colorado Springs, CO 80962 USA

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EIN

46-1384815

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our Vision: A world in which humans are never bought, sold, or exploited. Our Mission: We disrupt the darkness of modern-day slavery by partnering with law enforcement to fight human trafficking crime, equipping communities to protect the vulnerable, and empowering survivors as they walk into freedom.

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?

Search + Rescue

The Exodus Road's Search + Rescue program focuses on freeing victims of human trafficking and dismantling the criminal networks enslaving them. This work takes place in South and SE Asia and Latin America. TER's teams consist of local, national staff in each country of operation who specialize in collecting evidence of human trafficking. They deliver this evidence to law enforcement partners and then support the police in planning and executing a raid to free the victims and arrest the perpetrators. Search + Rescue teams include social workers who help coordinate care and recovery for survivors.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Victims and oppressed people
Women and girls
Men and boys

TraffickWatch Academy is a program designed to train and equip communities to identify, prevent, and combat human trafficking. The Exodus Road (TER) has two versions: 1) U.S. and 2) Brazil.

The U.S. training consists of two free, online modules accessible via TER's website.

The Brazil training consists of eight online modules tailored for law enforcement and government officials. The training material leverages national and international Subject Matter Experts in intervention, prevention, aftercare, legal advocacy, and survivor-focused care. Training topics include methods for undercover investigations, how to utilize specialized equipment, survivor legal rights, etc. TER has Memorandums of Understanding signed with agencies that will complete the training across four states in Brazil.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Women and girls
Men and boys

Freedom Home is an aftercare and reintegration program in Thailand serving adult female survivors of human trafficking, plus any dependent children. Survivors of human trafficking have the option to enroll in Freedom Home through referrals made by law enforcement, partner NGOs, and TER's own operations. The program offers both short and long-term care options to meet survivors' unique needs. Freedom Home provides access to shelter, basic care, medical care, trauma therapy, counseling, life skill training, legal support, and in-depth career/education programs. The goal is to assist survivors in the complex transition from the trauma of trafficking to a safe, healthy, and independent future.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Victims and oppressed people
Adults
Victims and oppressed people
Women and girls

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.

Number of victims of human trafficking rescued.

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

Victims and oppressed people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Evidence-gathering and case-building for a human trafficking situation can take anywhere from 7 days to more than 12 months, depending on the level of trafficking activity on each particular case.

Number of arrests of human traffickers.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We believe quality intervention efforts not only include the rescue of victims, but also the disruption and dismantling of the criminal syndicates who prey on the world's poor and marginalized.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

Globally, The Exodus Road's work includes prevention, intervention, and restoration from human trafficking. The Exodus Road's work includes three primary programs:

Search + Rescue: The Exodus Road partners with law enforcement to find and free those affected by human trafficking in South and SE Asia and Latin America. Search + Rescue teams include social workers who help coordinate care for survivors.

Freedom Home: An aftercare and reintegration program in Thailand that empowers survivors of human trafficking to live healthy, independent lives, with the ability to provide for themselves and their families.

TraffickWatch Academy: The Exodus Road equips communities through free, tailored training and resources in the U.S. and Brazil. The U.S. training is focused on educating the general public. The Brazil program is tailored to train law enforcement officers and judges to identify, prevent, and combat human trafficking through a survivor-informed approach.


Search + Rescue:
The Exodus Road's (TER) Search + Rescue teams are made up of local, national investigators in each country of operation, who specialize in collecting evidence of human trafficking. TER's Search + Rescue teams provide this evidence to partner law enforcement agencies, and then support police in planning and executing a raid to free the victims and arrest the traffickers. TER also partners with other NGOs and government agencies in each area to locate victims, coordinate care for survivors, and achieve sustainable impact. TER's teams include social workers who assist survivors in their journey to recovery and reintegration.

Survivor Care:
Freedom Home incorporates a culturally relevant, trauma-informed approach to providing individualized reintegration options for female survivors of human trafficking in Thailand. Survivors have the option to enroll in Freedom Home through referrals made by law enforcement, partner NGOs, and TER's own operations. The program offers short and long-term care options to meet survivors' unique needs. Freedom Home provides shelter, basic care, medical care, counseling and trauma-therapy, life skills classes, legal support, in-depth educational/vocational training programs for job readiness, follow-up support, and reintegration support.

TraffickWatch Academy:
TER has Memorandums of Understanding signed with law enforcement and government agencies across four states in Brazil. The training includes eight online modules customized and created through a robust learning management system. The training leverages international Subject Matter Experts in intervention, prevention, aftercare, legal advocacy, and survivor-focused care. Online modules are supplemented with in-person training.

The Exodus Road (TER) draws its expertise from a decade of field experience in combatting human trafficking with best practices. TER has established strong leadership structures and equally strong partnerships, both programmatic and financial, to encourage collaboration, a thriving culture, and to continuously improve in this work.

TER's global staff members stem from diverse backgrounds and are experts in investigating human trafficking and providing trauma-informed care to survivors.

The Exodus Road has empowered the rescue of more than 1,500 survivors of human trafficking and the arrest of more than 800 traffickers and offenders since beginning this work. TER adds to its impact on a monthly basis.

The Exodus Road launched Freedom Home for the first time at the end of 2021 and has enrolled several clients, who are each making progress toward their individual goals.

TraffickWatch Academy U.S. is available for free and can be accessed through TER's website. TraffickWatch Academy Brazil is being released this year according to individualized implementation plans established by each agency. At least 4,000 Brazil officials will complete the training in 2022, with 20,000 officials to complete it over the following two years.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    TER serves people who have been set free from exploitation - either forced labor or sexual servitude. TER's social workers and case managers conduct interviews with survivors in order to learn more about how we can better serve them. TER also collects feedback and input from staff, including HQ and international staff, donors, and from the agencies we partner with through TraffickWatch Academcy.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    TER recently helped liberate three minors who were being trafficked for sex in Latin America. In conversations with these girls, TER staff learned that they were not being physically held at a trafficking location but were living at home. They were being coerced and blackmailed into servitude. They were vulnerable due to the extreme poverty of their families. We were able to connect with their families and help provide financial resources and other services so that these teens were no longer vulnerable to trafficking.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    TER builds best practices around the needs of those who are or were entrapped in forced labor or sexual exploitation. An example of being responsive to the needs of former victims of human trafficking is that in 2021 we opened an aftercare shelter and program in Thailand to meet the needs of women 18 and over, plus any dependents, who have been liberated from sexual exploitation. The decision to open an aftercare program was made after several years of learning how adult victims received few if any services and had a high recidivism rate due to lack of options, counseling, help obtaining documents, education and so forth.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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

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The Exodus Road Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Steve Leigh

Microsoft Consulting Services Worldwide

Steve Leigh

Microsoft

Daniel Murphy

Colorado Rockies

Nate Griffin

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Laura Parker

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Sarah Ray

Neema Development Co.

Tori Murphy

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Edwin Desamour

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Soula Parassidis

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Craig Morgan

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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? Yes
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/16/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data