The Exodus Road Inc

Justice is in the hands of the ordinary.

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

Mission

The Exodus Road's mission is to find and free human trafficking victims through strategic action with ordinary people. The Exodus Road (TER) is an international nonprofit fighting to end modern-day slavery. We are headquartered in Colorado and currently operating in Thailand, India, and Latin America (please contact us for the first country location in LATAM), with expansion in 2021 into Brazil and the Philippines. Globally, our work includes prevention, intervention, and restoration from human trafficking, with a heavy focus on intervention.

Ruling year info

2013

Principal Officer

Mr. Matthew Parker

Co 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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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Exodus Road fights to end modern-day slavery. We believe all people have the right to freedom and fair opportunity. We strive to create long-term systemic change by establishing ourselves as a legal entity in our countries of operation, hiring nationals, and collaborating closely with local partners, especially law enforcement, judicial, prevention, and aftercare.

Our programs

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

Thailand

The Exodus Road's work in Thailand includes two primary programs: 1) Search & Rescue (intervention) and 2) Beyond Rescue (recovery and aftercare).

Through Search & Rescue, our national Thai operatives deliver actionable evidence of trafficking to local law enforcement partners, leading to rescues of victims and the arrest and prosecution of traffickers.

Our Beyond Rescue work includes social workers who help coordinate long-term care for survivors of human trafficking. In 2021, The Exodus Road is opening a transitional aftercare home in Thailand for adult female survivors of sex trafficking, plus any dependent children. The goal of the program is to assist each survivor in the complex transition from the abuse and trauma of sex trafficking to a safe and healthy future. It will incorporate a survivor-focused, trauma-informed approach to providing individualized reintegration options for survivors.

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

The Exodus Road launched operations in India in 2013. Our work in India primarily consists of intervention efforts through our Search & Rescue program. Our national Indian Search & Rescue team gathers actionable evidence of human trafficking and delivers this to law enforcement partners, leading to rescues of victims and the arrest and prosecution of traffickers.
Our team also includes social workers who assist survivors in their transition to aftercare, recovery, and reintegration as part of our holistic approach to ensure survivors receive care beyond rescue.

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

Within the USA, the work of TER focuses on prevention and equipping law enforcement when requested.

PREVENTION:
We provide education and create awareness of human trafficking. Our digital marketing campaigns educate about human trafficking and inspire activism. We also provide education through our TraffickWatch website and training programs. We offer informational blogs to a general audience on the issues of human trafficking, and a collection of information and recommended tools for parents to help prevent the trafficking of children.

EQUIP LAW ENFORCEMENT:
We conduct training and events for Colorado law enforcement and FBI partners. We also maintain an email and open channels for the public to send in potential tips of human trafficking in their communities. We verify those tips as we are able, and then coordinate with local police to advocate for action.

Read more about trafficking in the USA here:
https://traffickwatch.org/
https://blog.theexodusroad.com/human-trafficking-in-the-usa
https://blog.theexodusroad.com/familial-sex-trafficking-crime-against-children

Population(s) Served
Parents

The Exodus Road launched operations in Latin America in 2014. The country location is not disclosed to the public. Please reach out to The Exodus Road directly to know more about the first location of our work in Latin America.
Our national Latin American Search & Rescue team gathers actionable evidence of human trafficking and delivers this to law enforcement partners, leading to rescues of victims and the arrest and prosecution of traffickers.
Our team also includes social workers who assist survivors in their transition to aftercare, recovery, and reintegration as part of our holistic approach to ensure survivors receive care beyond rescue.

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

The Exodus Road is launching operations in The Philippines in 2021. We are currently building relationships with law enforcement, NGO's and other partners as we prepare for on-the-ground operations.

Our work will primarily focus on intervention efforts to find and free victims of human trafficking in partnership with local law enforcement.

Our team will also include social workers to assist survivors in their transition to aftercare, recovery, and reintegration as part of our holistic approach to ensure survivors receive care beyond rescue.

Population(s) Served

The Exodus Road launched work in Brazil in early 2021. We have Memorandums of Understanding in place across several states in Brazil, with partnerships focused on training and equipping law enforcement to strategically and holistically combat human trafficking in their respective regions.

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

Case-building work to gather evidence of human trafficking can take anywhere from 7 days to more than 12 months, depending on the level of trafficking activity in 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

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Globally, our work includes prevention, intervention, and restoration from human trafficking, with a heavy focus on intervention. We strategically combat human trafficking by providing law enforcement, governments, and NGO's with technology, training, and investigative support. Our teams deliver actionable evidence of human trafficking to law enforcement partners in each country of operation. Our program takes a holistic approach to comprehensively addressing the many aspects associated with intervention work and incorporates elements to target aftercare for survivors’ long-term recovery and health beyond rescue. Our teams include social workers who help coordinate care and long-term support for survivors. In 2021, The Exodus Road is launching an aftercare transitional home in Thailand dedicated to serving female survivors of sex trafficking, plus any dependent children. The program will provide housing and basic needs, a comprehensive medical/emotional and mental needs assessment, medical care, trauma therapy, and document acquisition assistance. It will also provide access to education, life skills and coaching, job skills training opportunities in the form of local internships, and entrepreneurship training for launching small businesses.

Empower Rescue:
Our primary focus lies in ushering in strategic, holistic rescue for current victims of slavery. We vet, train, fund and equip operatives to collect evidence of trafficking and then work with law enforcement partners to bring freedom. We also support aftercare facilities and provide social workers to assist survivors in their recovery beyond rescue.

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. By ensuring traffickers are brought to justice, criminal trafficking activity is disrupted. We are not only rescuing the victims today; we are preventing exploitation of the many victims the imprisoned trafficker will not enslave tomorrow. This is a strategic approach to effective and long-term change in local communities.

Equip Nationals:
We believe the strongest agents for social change are nationals who have a deep understanding of their own country, laws, and human trafficking situation. In each country of operation, we hire local nationals to find, free, and empower survivors of human trafficking in their own backyards and in their home countries.

Encourage Collaboration:
We believe the anti-trafficking movement cannot afford isolation. It is with this spirit that we invest in collaborative efforts with other practitioners and governments, law enforcement, judicial, and aftercare partners, including the sharing of resources and technology and the coordination of events, especially through our leadership in The Liberty Alliance.

The Exodus Road draws our expertise from over 10 years of field experience in combatting human trafficking as an organization. We have established strong leadership structures and partnerships to encourage collaboration, a thriving culture, and to continuously improve in this work. We not only actively investigate human trafficking and serve survivors, but we also provide training, resources, technology, and best practices teaching to equip law enforcement to identify, prevent, and combat human trafficking effectively.

Our global staff members stem from diverse backgrounds with an array of expert-level experience in investigating human trafficking and providing trauma-informed care to survivors. We value drawing from diverse perspectives to inform our work and will continue to seek out diverse partnerships in order to work together toward ending slavery more effectively and efficiently.

Our approach at combatting human trafficking has been successful, with proven results. As of January 2021, The Exodus Road has empowered the rescue of 1,431 survivors of human trafficking and the arrest of 749 traffickers/offenders since beginning this work. We add to our impact on a monthly basis, as our operatives work diligently on behalf of victims experiencing exploitation and abuse.

The Exodus Road is launching work into two new countries in 2021 in order to equip law enforcement and empower justice for more survivors of human trafficking. We are also opening an aftercare transitional home in Thailand for adult female survivors of sex trafficking (plus any dependent children). This program will provide access to housing, basic needs, legal support, educational/vocational training, life skills training and coaching, trauma therapy, and comprehensive medical/emotional and mental needs assessment, with access to medical care. We will serve 48 survivors through our short-term care option and up to 8 survivors at a time who choose to participate in our long-term program within the first year of opening.

Financials

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The Exodus Road Inc

Board of directors
as of 3/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Steve Leigh

Microsoft Consulting Services Worldwide

Matthew Parker

The Exodus Road

Steve Leigh

Microsoft

Cliff Clarkson

Samtec

Daniel Murphy

Colorado Rockies

Nate Griffin

Grateful Inconvenience Media

Matt Stowell

CURE International

Laura Parker

The Exodus Road

Sarah Ray

Neema Development Co.

Tori Murphy

Human Rights Activist

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? Not applicable
  • 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 03/24/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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