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Education for the Next Generation

Guardian Group does its best to provide experience and education for those in college that have an interest in joining this fight. This crime will continue to grow unless more people step in and say enough is enough and that is a big reason why we provide this...

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Human Trafficking in the News

Human trafficking continues to make headlines here in the United States. Check out some of the most recent news as law enforcement and hotels search out best practices in this fight.   Sr. Deputy District Attorney Ujifusa Appointed Chair of National Committee "Sex...

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Basic Methods to Protect Your Child Online

Katie is a twelve-year-old girl. Her family seems normal from the outside but at home there is your typical dysfunction. Dad drinks a little too much and is too focused on the stresses of work, mom doesn’t seem to have the time of day for anything other than her...

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Cast Your Vote!

We are honored to be nominated for a SAGE Business Award in the nonprofit category! Please take a quick minute to cast a vote for Guardian Group for the People's Choice Award. You may vote once per device. Voting ends 5pm on August 23rd. Thank you for your support!  ...

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Don’t Wait to Educate

We worry about the food our children eat, the grades they get in school, the friends they make, and the jobs they will have. Most often the worry of them becoming a victim of human trafficking is minimally on our radar if at all.  As this horrific crime rapidly...

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Freedom for All

Independence Day 2018 is upon us.  For most of us, that means hanging out with family and friends, barbecuing some burgers and enjoying every bit of freedom so many gave their lives for.  It’s a day filled with joy and celebration, followed by fireworks dancing across...

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#metoo Movement and Trafficking

The #metoo movement has enveloped an entire industry and has appropriately pointed a spotlight on sexually motivated crimes that all too often, hide in the shadows of our everyday. The conversation brought on by this movement has been incredible in that… 1) victims...

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The Power of a Smile

Shopping for anything and everything has never been simpler. As long as you have WiFi or cell service you can buy furniture, clothes, movies, toilet paper, dog food etc... all with a few simple clicks. What if I told you that donating was that simple as well with no...

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Memorial Day

We ask you to take some time this morning to remember the men and women that fought and died to defend our Nation, our way of life, and to protect the vulnerable, exploited, and oppressed populations overseas. We ask you take a solemn moment to honor their sacrifice....

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Sex Trafficking Free City

Close your eyes with me, now try for a second to imagine a world free of sex trafficking.  I say a “second” because that’s how long it takes before realizing that a world without sex-trafficking is almost unimaginable.  As long as we’re on this earth, evil will exist...

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CH&LA Human Trafficking Awareness Training and Rescources

Human trafficking - modern day slavery - is not just a problem in developing nations; estimates from the Global Slavery Index show that more than 57,700 innocent people were trafficked in the United States in 2016 primarily for sexual or labor exploitation. As the...

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A Mother’s Story

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” Linda Wooten This could not be more true for one of our dear friends here at Guardian Group. Meet Kerry, she is one of the fiercest, strongest momma’s...

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Guardian Group Appoints Victor Marx to Board of Directors

Guardian Group’s mission is to prevent and disrupt the sex trafficking of women and children while enabling partners to identify victims and predators in the United States. Guardian Group is a team of military special operations, law enforcement, and intelligence...

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Rooms for Rent and Girls for Sale — Part 2

Over the past few years authorities have been examining sex trafficking in a new light. They are viewing this crime with increasing seriousness, looking for ways to intervene earlier in the exploitation cycle, and holding anyone who benefits from the crime liable....

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Non-profit Awarded GuideStar Platinum Seal

Non-profits face a lot of well-deserved questions. Where does my donation go? What do you actually do? Are you trustworthy enough to give you my hard earned money? These questions are so prominent that an entire organization was created to rate non-profits based on...

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Lawsuits on the Horizon for Hotels

A hotel. “That's supposed to be a safe place where you can have your family there, and in the next room there's a young girl just being taken advantage of by 10, 15, 20 men in one night,” Jane Doe 1 said. “Like, you pass valet, you pass the concierge desk, you pass...

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​Rooms for Rent and Girls for Sale

Americans have had enough, and we are demanding a change. Just look at the headlines lately. Powerful men, entertainers, politicians, pastors, and newscasters are finally being held accountable for their abuses against women and children. For too many years these...

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Hotels are the Battlefield of Human Trafficking

We all must choose our battles. Even when you know you’ve chosen the right battle, it’s sometimes a lot harder than you imagined it would be. Case in point, in January of this year, I took a new job where  we battle sex trafficking daily and the cowards behind this...

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Human Trafficking of Children Today

It didn’t happen when we first found out my wife was pregnant. No, then it was all excitement and joy and picking out names and decorating the baby’s room. To be honest, I don’t know exactly when it happened, but at some point, the questions started hitting me…“How am...

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Human Trafficking in Recent News

Human trafficking has recently captured the attention of news outlets across the United States. Two significant forward steps in the fight against human trafficking were made in the last few weeks.   Backpage seized... The FBI seized the website and a 93-count...

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April is Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

We can all agree child abuse and sexual assault must STOP now. We can all agree that the exploitation of other human beings must STOP now. So why aren't more people taking a stand and joining the fight against those who commit these traumatizing crimes?   Sex...

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Spring Break Safety

Spring Break Ahh Spring Break.  Finally, a week away from work and school, and everything else that is wrong with the world… except human trafficking.  Yes, even that 5-Star Resort with the best possible reviews on TripAdvisor, where your family will spend the next...

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Self Defense and Spring Break

Self Defense and Spring Break Friends, sunshine and adventure are usually at the top of every teens’ spring break packing list. Unfortunately, safety and awareness all too often get left off that list. As we approach the spring break season, let’s make sure we and our...

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What Is Human Trafficking?

Where Is It Happening? Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that affects an estimated 21 million victims worldwide. Defined as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel another human being to perform labor or a commercial sex act, human trafficking...

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Human Trafficking: Perception Vs. Reality

Public’s Perception of Modern Slavery Vs. Reality: Sex Trafficking is usually thought of by society in a way that is both naive and harmful in that it allows real sex traffickers to fly under the radar, undetected, due to stereotypes and common portrayals of sex...

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Hotel Civil Liability, Human Trafficking & Federal Law:

The Damage of Trafficking Leaves Lasting and Expensive Wounds: Given the tremendous physical, emotional, and economic damage incurred by victims of sex trafficking and their families, many federal and state legislators have recently amended laws to make it easier for...

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Human Sex Trafficking, California Law & Civil Liability:

Similar to Federal Law, California’s human trafficking law, CA Penal Code § 236, directly addresses sex trafficking and does not require proof of the use of force, fraud, or coercion in the commission of the crime against minors. But unlike the Federal Law, the CA...

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The Reality of Human Trafficking, A Modern Day Slavery:

What do human trafficking victims look like and who are the perpetrators? There are several roles within the sex trafficking industry that hold their own mythology. Below, you will find a few facts about each role that are meant to address some of the misconceptions...

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Things To Know: The Tactics of Predators

“‘With the young girls, you promise them heaven, they’ll follow you to hell,’… said a pimp convicted of child sex trafficking” (Source: Missingkids.org). Who could do such things to innocent children? How can people like this exist? I don’t know. But they do and they...

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Saved But Still Enslaved

Grace is 19, she has been prostituted for four years since she was lured away from her home by kidnappers. Due to the dedicated vigilance of America’s crime fighters, Grace was found and freed, and given a new life. This is a major victory, however, she faces a life...

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The Worst Thing You’ve Never Heard Of

The world has a few problems; maybe a few more than a few problems. Ok, all modesty aside, the world has an abundance of problems. Some are well known, others less so. We know global warming is an issue and rightfully so—the survival of our species is dependent on...

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A Look at State Laws That Help Combat Trafficking

An increase in the awareness of human trafficking in the United States means that more laws are being passed. Law enforcement agencies and state legislatures are moving to create and enforce laws to protect the victims and penalize traffickers. Human trafficking is...

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How to Identify Human Trafficking

Human trafficking affects over 600,000 people in the U.S. alone annually. Trafficking is defined as the sale of human beings for forced labor or commercial sex. Victims primarily include women and children with an average age of 12-16, however, there are many that are...

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Not Buying It!

The state of Indiana has taken a progressive approach in bringing the fight to human trafficking. Taken from their website you can read about their mission to eradicate the demand for commercial sex and the commodification of women and children. Indiana has adopted a...

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Resources

Did you know that helpless people are being bought, sold, and stripped of their basic human rights? Human Trafficking/Sex Trafficking is happening right under our very noses. It’s a problem in our world and it needs to be stopped. An  estimated 30,000 victims of sex...

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How You Can Help

As human trafficking becomes more widely acknowledged across the United States, there comes a greater desire to find ways to end it. Finding the victims is a challenge on its own. The traffickers are very adept at keeping the victims under the radar by moving them...

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