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4theONE Foundation

recovering missing, exploited and sex-trafficked youth

Denton, TX   |  https://4theone.org

Mission

4theONE Foundation is a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to recovering missing, exploited, and sex-trafficked youth. 4theONE leverages advanced data analysis systems, private investigators, and volunteers to conduct search efforts for missing youth in Texas. All search efforts and services are provided at no cost to families, guardians, and law enforcement agencies.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Dennis Ozment

Main address

1800 S Loop 288 Suite 396 - 152

Denton, TX 76205 USA

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EIN

81-1064284

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Human Trafficking, specifically Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, is a growing problem in the United States with traumatic consequences for the children who are direct victims and their families. The State of Texas is among the highest ranking states in regard to numbers of victims, with Houston and the Dallas Metroplex being among the highest ranked U.S. cities.

We are dedicated to finding and rescuing each missing, each exploited, each trafficked teen....each ONE.

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?

Critical Missing Search and Rescue

Our Critical Missing Search and Recovery program works directly with families of missing teens and law enforcement to locate and recover teens who have been categorized as missing, runaway, exploited or victims of sex trafficking.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Our four main goals in relation to Human Trafficking and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Texas are:

1. Prevent minors from becoming trafficking victims
2. Rescue minors who are trafficking victims
3. Decrease the likelihood of a minor being re-victimized
4. Assist in the prosecution of traffickers

Statistics show, the longer a minor is "on the street", the greater their chances of becoming a trafficking victim. Therefore, our main strategy is centered around those minors, also sometimes referred to as "unaccompanied youth". These minors are often reported as a runaway or missing, but minors who have been discarded by their family and therefore are not being searched for by anyone, are not uncommon.

We work directly with families, law enforcement, DFPS investigators, CASA advocates, counselors, school personnel, and others to identify and locate missing minors. Our goal is to locate and rescue these minors before they become trafficking victims. Thus preventing the severe trauma of trafficking and potential years of consequences experienced by many victims, along with the extensive aftercare services needed for restoration of their health and wellbeing. In addition, we monitor social media platforms and sex industry related sites to identify and locate minors who are suspected trafficking victims and are being advertised for sex.

When we obtain the location of a minor, we contact local, State or Federal law enforcement agencies to move in and rescue the minor. We then connect the minors, and their families when applicable, to partner organizations who provide comprehensive aftercare services including mental health and medical services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, housing, education, and workforce training.

Our search volunteers are highly trained in online investigations and are equipped with some of the latest high-tech tools to gather and analyze online communications, social connections, and geolocation data.

Many of our volunteers are also licensed private investigators, who conduct physical surveillance of persons of interest and locations, along with utilizing their access to additional data and investigative tools.

We are members of multiple regional anti-human trafficking coalitions (North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition, Tarrant County 5-Stones Taskforce, and C7 Human Trafficking Coalition (formerly Denton County Human Trafficking Coalition)), and work closely with law enforcement agencies and detectives to provide them the best possible information to help facilitate the rescue of missing minors and trafficking victims.

Between January 1, 2015 and April 1, 2018, we have...

Helped to locate and rescue 82 minors including 45 Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking victims.

We have also provided law enforcement with 15 intelligence reports identifying suspected human trafficking operations.

Financials

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Operations

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

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4theONE Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dennis Ozment

Sara Clodfelder

Jill Wilson

Bren Cozad

Gail Sjostrom

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/3/2023

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Transgender Identity

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Disability

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