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Operation Underground Railroad Inc

Break the Chain

Salt Lake City, UT   |  www.ourrescue.org

Mission

TO SHINE A LIGHT WORLDWIDE ON THE GLOBAL EPIDEMIC OF CHILD SEX TRACKING, AND IN SO DOING, RESCUE MORE CHILDREN FROM SLAVERY AND ASSIST LAW ENFORCEMENT TO SEEK JUSTICE FOR THOSE WHO VIOLATE CHILDREN. WHILE OUR FOCUS REMAINS ON CHILDREN, WE ASSIST SURVIVORS OF ALL AGES TO BRING THEM SAFETY AND HEALING. WE PLACE SURVIVORS ON A PATH TO RECOVERY BY PARTNERING WITH VETTED AFTERCARE PROVIDERS OR BY PLACING THEM WITH FAMILIES.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Tim Ballard

CEO

Brad Damon

Main address

PO Box 57338

Salt Lake City, UT 84157 USA

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EIN

46-3614979

NTEE code info

Child Abuse, Prevention of (I72)

Sexual Abuse, Prevention of (I73)

Victims' Services (P62)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To shine a light to the world on the global epidemic of slavery, and in doing so rescue children from slavery and dismantle the criminal networks holding them captive. We place rescued children in safe havens with their families or in vetted rehabilitation programs.

Our programs

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

Rescue Operations

Operation Underground Railroad conducts undercover operations to rescue children that have been trafficked. Our specialized task force, consisting of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives, collaborates with and trains governments and law enforcement agencies step by step on the best practices for rescuing victims of child trafficking. By mentoring law enforcement agencies through the entire process— from investigation techniques, to gathering evidence for offender prosecution, to executing a rescue—local authorities are empowered to more aggressively fight trafficking within their jurisdiction. This process creates an effective, long-term, sustainable impact on the way foreign governments and law enforcement agencies are addressing these issues. We collaborate extensively with the U.S. foreign embassies and Homeland Security, and never work in a country without the government’s explicit consent.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our aftercare model is designed to provide opportunities for survivors to heal from their abuse and become empowered through education and vocational training. We believe that education is critical to promoting access to employment, and empowerment initiatives must be done in collaboration with local government, civil society organizations, and businesses to be sustainable. Our aftercare program prioritizes layered collaborations to provide survivors with every opportunity for reintegration, employment, and a fulfilling life free of abuse. Survivors frequently express an interest in learning skills in hair and beauty, sewing, gardening, computers, English, driver’s education, hospitality, and some aspire to attend university.

It is important to note that as children age out of the aftercare systems in their countries, it is imperative they receive vocational training to bridge the gap between institutionalized care and independence.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

O.U.R. strives to provide law enforcement around the world training opportunities to improve their ability to fight trafficking in their jurisdictions. One of the most effective training initiatives is cyber investigation trainings.

Because of the increasing role the Internet plays in exploiting children, we believe one of the most effective ways to combat human trafficking is to increase the ability of governments and law enforcement to track the online activity of child predators and leverage these investigations for locating victims and prosecuting offenders. O.U.R. collaborates with experts in the field to teach cyber investigation techniques and offer software designed to assist in digital forensic investigations, specifically relating to child exploitative material (a.k.a. child pornography).

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

To trafficking victims, we will free you from captivity and provide you the care you need to heal and prosper. To government partners, we will always work openly with you, strengthening resources and methods, to eradicate slavery together. To donors, we commit to act responsibly in the way we leverage your resources and provide you with actionable and measurable results you can share with your stakeholders. We will work effectively and productively to plan successful campaigns, events and missions to drive awareness and save victims.

To traffickers, we will find you and bring you to justice!

Financials

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Operation Underground Railroad Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tim Ballard

Craig Anderson

Mark Blake

Stephen Fairbanks

Marc Reynolds

Wes Mortensen

Benjamin Pack

Tim Ballard