DEMAND PROJECT INC

Fighting to eradicate sex trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children

Mission

We will direct our efforts, resources and energy toward the eradication of sexual exploitation, with an emphasis on the sexual exploitation of children. Whether they're victims of trafficking, forced prostitution, online enticement or child pornography—our mission is to end all sex crimes by targeting the DEMAND side of sexual exploitation. (Demand = Predator)

Ruling year info

2013

President

Mr. Jason T Weis

Executive Director

Mrs. 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

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The problem our organization is working to address is the growing problem of sex 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. The goal is to get the child to send inappropriate photos 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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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 child predators who seek to harm children. We provide in-depth presentations that will give you insights on how predators operate, how to keep children safe online, and how you can stay educated on any emerging technological trends.

Population(s) Served

pros·e·cu·tion — the institution and continuance of a criminal suit involving the process of pursuing formal charges against an offender to final judgment

The Demand Project believes that law enforcement plays a key role in stopping child predators, protecting children, and rescuing victims. We have decided that, as an organization, we should do our part to support their efforts. The Demand Project has developed strategic relationships with various law enforcement agencies that target child predators and individuals who commercially traffic people against their will. We direct funds to these agencies and are able to help fund additional arrests and operations.

Population(s) Served

The Demand Project believes there is a place for Non Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) to be of assistance to law enforcement in the rescue of sexually exploited victims. This can only happen with a collateral partnership between both organizations. The Demand Project has built such a relationship between VAST (victim advocate support teams) and key law enforcement agents across Oklahoma. VAST offers victim advocacy, transport of victims to safe shelters, and facilitates donated community resources to assist victims in their restoration process.

The Demand Project believes that rescuing a victim from sexual exploitation is only the beginning of an extensive process for a victim to become a survivor. Donated community resources become imperative to the survivor’s successful recovery once they transition out of the shelter and reintegrate back into our community.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We will direct our efforts, resources and energy toward the eradication of sexual exploitation, with an emphasis on the sexual exploitation of children. Whether they're victims of trafficking, forced prostitution, online enticement or child pornography—our mission is to end all sex crimes by targeting the DEMAND side of sexual exploitation. (Demand = Predator)

Our organization is working to accomplish several objectives. 1) Increase awareness regarding the methods and tactics predators use to exploit children and lure them into sex trafficking. 2) Work with law enforcement to arrest and convict more people engaged in the exploitation of children 3) Work to educate first responders on the ways to protect children, work cases involving sex crimes against children and restore victims of sex trafficking 4) Working to open Mount Arukah - The Demand Project's Restoration program. - Mount Arukah is 54 acres of land with 8 homes and a dining hall that will be used to restore minor victims of sex trafficking through therapy, counseling, education and healthy habits. Set to open in the spring of 2019.

The strategies for making this happen is persistence and continuing to move forward in the areas listed. We will never quit and we continue to evolve and grown with systematic precision that allows for the strategies to improve and sustain.

We are always raising up leaders in critical roles and continue to work/partner with local, state and federal law enforcement. We have implemented several programs that are proven and successful in the rehabilitation of victims of sex trafficking.

We've began hosting an annual human trafficking Summit called Beyond Awareness. We partnered with Homeland Security to make this happen. The inaugural year saw over 500 people attend ( mostly law enforcement ) - equipping them with the necessary tools to work cases and identify victims of sex trafficking. So far through 2019 over 1000 first responders have been educated through Beyond Awareness.

Our capabilities to achieve the goals are continually growing, evolving and learning the process to success. We've been involved in the fight against the sexual exploitation of children for 10 years.

We started this process in our home, now we have offices, property that includes 54 acres of land with 9 homes and a soon to open CA Demand Project.

For us it comes down to being good stewards of the funds trusted to us, it comes down to doing what we say we're going to do and to admit our failures and learn from them.

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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DEMAND PROJECT INC

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2019
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Board co-chair

Mr. Jason Weis

The Demand Project

Term: 2013 -


Board co-chair

Mrs. Kristin Weis

The Demand Project

Term: 2013 -

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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? Yes