THE DEMAND PROJECT INC

Fighting to end human trafficking

Mission

The Demand Project (TDP) exists to eradicate human trafficking, online enticement, child sexual abuse material, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. TDP’s strategy for fighting these crimes is the Prevention of victimization through awareness and education; the Protection of victims/survivors by providing access to quality attorneys, restorative justice, and pursuing civil litigation; to assist law enforcement with the Recovery of victims by providing Victim Advocate Support Teams; and the Restoration of survivors by empowering them to choose their own Journey to Freedom through the non-residential and residential Journey to Freedom Program.

Ruling year info

2013

CEO

Ms. Kristin L Weis

Main address

PO Box 1352

Jenks, OK 74037 USA

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EIN

46-1890776

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Sexual Abuse, Prevention of (I73)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (O19)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The growing problem The Demand Project is working to address is human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children online. With new mobile applications coming out (almost daily) there is an increasing effort by online predators to gain access to children, to get the child to send inappropriate photos and/or meet for sex. Sex Trafficking is growing as well, the opportunity to make money from selling children/women into the sex trade is increasingly popular among organized crimes and other groups within our communities.

Our programs

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

Prevention

pre·ven·tion — to be in readiness

The Demand Project believes in educating, equipping, and empowering the community on how to stay safe against online predators, child traffickers/buyers, and anyone that seeks to sexually exploit children for commercial and personal gain. We provide in-depth presentations on how predators and traffickers operate, how to keep children safe online and in the community, and how you can stay educated on any emerging technological trends and trafficking tricks.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Adolescent parents
Foster and adoptive parents

pro·tec·tion — a legal or other formal measure intended to preserve civil liberties and rights

The Demand Project's Legal Department provides quality legal services for victims and survivors of human trafficking through the Access to Attorneys (A2A), Alternative to Prison (A2P), and Access to Identification (A2I) programs. TDP's legal teams also provide court advocacy and advice on legislation for victim rights, in addition to pursuing civil litigation against the buyers who create the demand for the trafficking of humans.

Population(s) Served
Adults

re·cov·er·y - the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost

The Demand Project VASTeam (Victim Advocate Support Team) collaborates with local, state, and federal law enforcement in crisis situations to assist in victim advocacy and support. This is accomplished through private investigation, crisis intervention, transportation, and facilitation of emergency resources using The Demand Project’s Resource Directory and Crisis Hotline.

Population(s) Served

res·​to·​ra·​tion - a restoring to an unimpaired or improved condition

The Demand Project is uniquely designed to help every victim of human trafficking, online enticement, child abuse imagery, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the United States, no matter gender, age, or national origin. TDP's Journey to Freedom Program model is a victim-centered, community-driven, trauma-informed approach that focuses on restoring victims to survivors, and equipping survivors to become thriving members of their communities.

When a survivor enters the Journey Program, TDP's trained experts conduct a comprehensive, six-area evaluation to determine the best and most effective path forward and create a customized resource plan.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults
Adolescents
Adults

Where we work

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.

The Demand Project (TDP) exists to eradicate human trafficking, online enticement, child sexual abuse material, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

TDP is working to accomplish several objectives:
1) Increase awareness regarding the methods and tactics predators use to exploit children and lure them into online enticement and/or sex trafficking
2) Collaborate with law enforcement to prevent and identify people engaged in the exploitation of children
3) Help female child survivors find their own Journey to Freedom at the Mount Arukah campus.

Strategically located in a remote area in the beautiful hills of Oklahoma, the Mount Arukah campus is comprised of five houses set up for home dorm style living for up to 60 girls, ages 11-17. The Journey Program offered at Mount Arukah is a resident-focused, community-centered, trauma-informed approach that focuses on restoring human-trafficked and sexually exploited victims to survivors, and equipping survivors to become thriving individuals. The Journey Program at the Mount Arukah campus is offered to survivors free of charge.

TDP’s strategy for fighting the four crimes we fight is the Prevention of victimization through awareness and education; the Protection of victims/survivors by providing access to quality attorneys, restorative justice, and pursuing civil litigation; to assist law enforcement with the Recovery of victims by providing Victim Advocate Support Teams; and the Restoration of survivors by empowering them to choose their own Journey to Freedom through the non-residential and residential Journey to Freedom Program.

Our capabilities to achieve these goals are continually evolving. With the help of dedicated staff and volunteers, TDP is able to accomplish these goals with excellence.

One of TDP's Core Values to be good stewards of the time, talents, and resources trusted to us; do what we say we're going to do, and admit and learn from failures.

August 2013: Awarded $5,000 grant to Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Internet Crimes Against Children unit (OSBI, ICAC) for their efforts to fight online crimes
January 2014: Awarded $1,795 grant to Tulsa Police Department to purchase surveillance camera equipment
July 2014: Awarded $5,000 to Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN)to purchase a UFED Touch Logical System to allow officers to download cell phone data on-site reducing the time spent on obtaining valuable information
September 2014: Jason Weis (Co-Founder) graduated from the Tulsa County Police Academy for the Jenks Police Department.
Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the OSBI, ICAC unit
Through 2019 We've presented online safety program to over 3500 school aged children at multiple school assemblies
Awarded the Spotlight Award from Congressman Jim Bridenstine for Jason & Kristin's commitment to stopping sexual abuse on children.
Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Juvenile Bureau in 2016
July 2016: Launched A.W.A.R.E - Parent Workshops aimed at educating parents about technology and social media
Hosted our first Human Trafficking Summit with Homeland Security Investigations in 2017 (over 500 people attended over the 2 day Summit) As of 2019 over 1000 first responders have been educated.

We've began planning for the Summit in 2020 and are not only teaming up with Homeland Security, but also the Tulsa County Sheriffs office. We've also began to build a Demand Project Network - a group of companies with compassion that have agreed to donate money to the Demand Project when business is directed their way.

Financials

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Operations

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THE DEMAND PROJECT INC

Board of directors
as of 08/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Cory Box

The Demand Project

Term: 2013 -


Board co-chair

Ms. Kristin Weis

The Demand Project

Term: 2013 -

James Roberts

Right Now Roofing

Terree Hooper-Thies

ADCom

Roy VanTassell

Centene Health

Shar Agosto

August Law Firm

David Miller

Titan Alarms

Cory Box

Jenks City Councilor

Todd Barker

Edward Jones

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

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/07/2021

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  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.