2018 Anti Trafficking S.A.F.E. Summit – Keynote by Craig Sawyer
We’re less than a week away from the 2018 SAFE Summit to end child exploitation. Register now to join us in Tucson, AZ where we’ll host speakers and experts from a number of nonprofit organizations, government agencies and genres with the focus on internet security for kids, identifying online sexual predators, community safety, civic involvement and healthy relationships.
Your V4CR Special Offer
We want to meet you in Tucson! This event is open to all our supporters and FAST Leaders at a special discount rate:
You can also call the hotel and still receive the discounted room rate for just $89 a night 520.742.6000 | 888.627.7201 ~ Please share this information with friends, family and coworkers that might be interested in being more involved with Veterans For Child Rescue and Sold No More!
One Day OR Two Days – Your Choice
This fun and educational event is being presented at the The Westin La Paloma resort in Tucson, Arizona and is conveniently split into two days. Breakfast, lunch and beverages are included with your registration and use of the beautiful resort is available to guest that stay for the full two day event. The first day Friday July 27th, 2018 is our awareness and prevention day and features guest speakers from a number of organizations involved in the national anti-trafficking movement including our very own Craig Sawyer!
The optional second day is for those that would like to take the POWER OVER PREDATORS curriculum back to their communities. Saturday the 28th, 2018 delivers a dynamic day of instruction on how to present to your community. You’ll receive training that will prepare you to be an instructor and you’ll be licensed to be an instructor.
For educators, medical professionals and child services providers you’ll receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) just in time for the 2018-2019 school year. Educators can take this curriculum and training back to schools across the country.
Attendees will be able to earn their certification to administer this curriculum in their communities and help prepare children around the United States to deal with online predators, healthy relationships and dangerous situations.
We train professionals how to identify and respond to victims of sexual exploitation. Those who work with youth are on the front lines of this battle: healthcare and mental health providers, educators, social service providers, youth home staff, and faith community youth workers.
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We Can Do Something. Southeast Asia – V4CR Partnerships
We’re not like everyone else. We see things differently and we absolutely do things differently. V4CR’s Founder has never cared much for limitations and his attitude drives our ambitions and capability every day. We do more with less, we find creative solutions, and we focus on effectiveness above everything else. When we see a problem, we fix it. That’s the V4CR difference.
In 2017 V4CR was founded to raise awareness of child trafficking and to empower Americans to stand against child sex trafficking. When we started in April of 2017 it was our Founder’s intent to create a non permissive environment for pedephiles and child predators in the United States with the production of the CONTRALAND film. Along the way we’ve adapted and evolved the scope of our mission to meet opportunities and support law enforcement partnerships. It’s now time to move our mission forward again with an expansion into new areas of operation.
When we set out on this journey we honestly had no idea where we could be of greatest use but we pushed forward anyway. We knew that if we applied a relentless determination and an irrational drive to succeed that we could save lives and change the world. We now understand how incredibly vast the child abuse epidemic is around the United States and around the world and we’re not incline “do nothing”.
Though our primary mission remains in the United States, we simply will not ignore the cries for help from the millions of children around the world that are enslaved, trafficked and exploited every day.
New Operational Theatre – Indonesia
We’ve taken the first steps to establish a long term presence in Southeast Asia through partnerships with Non Governmental Organizations and relationships with law enforcement and public officials. This month our teams trained with and accompanied our partners as we learned more about the American Sex Tourism industry and the underground pedophile trade in Thailand, Indonesia and Cambodia.
We’ve recently been invited to work with a number of NGO’s and Government Agencies in Southeast Asia, which offer new opportunities to make a difference outside of the United States. Through many years of military experience and federal service our leadership has been able to reach out to thousands of military, government contacts, and lifelong friendships that have been developed over decades of service. We’re proud to be able to put these relationships to work to make the lives of children around the world better.
New Operational Theatre – Cambodia
International Training Partner SWAT Ministries: Thailand
We’re pleased to share that V4CR will be working more closely with several outstanding organizations in Thailand that train law enforcement and children in hand to hand defense tactics and self defense. Though we can’t go into any more details about this new partnership and upcoming operations in the region we can say that the opportunity to make a real difference in this country is substantial.
THE FASTEST-GROWING CRIMINAL INDUSTRY IN THE WORLD.
It is estimated that trafficking generates over $150 Billion USD every year.
There are millions of slaves today, more than ever in human history.
Traffickers use different methods to recruit victims such as:
- False job advertisement
- Being sold by a family member
- Being “in love”
- Trafficked by a friend
- False immigration
IT IS OUR MISSION TO RESCUE, RESTORE, AND REBUILD THE LIVES OF THOSE TRAFFICKED. YOU CAN JOIN THE FIGHT.
Successful Thailand Cave Rescue of 12 Boys
Founder of Veterans For Child Rescue, Veteran U.S. Navy SEAL Craig “Sawman” Sawyer happened to be in Thailand working with several partner NGOs to save victims of trafficking when we learned of the boys soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Chiang Rai. As our team was preparing to return home to the U.S., Craig and his VIPR team diverted to offer whatever assistance they could.
Craig made contact with U.S. Military liaisons on site where over 1000 volunteers, officials and rescue professionals had emerged to assist with the rescue that was being coordinated by the Thailand government and lead by the Thailand Navy SEALS.
The cave system presents a grueling challenge for rescue teams that navigate the 6 hour multi terrain underwater trek to reach the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped 2.5 miles within the pitch dark flooded cave. The boys can’t swim and the dive out of the cave can take 5 hours.
The soccer team was miraculously found after being missing for 9 days by renowned British divers Rick Stanton and John Volanthen. During rescue operations a Thai Navy SEAL died during an operation to rescue the 12 boys and their soccer coach underscoring the complexity and danger of the rescue mission.
Samarn Poonan a fellow Veteran that gave his life in the service of others. Our prayers go out to the family and friends of this selfless hero.
Lead a Fundraising Area Support Team (F.A.S.T.)
Our mission to end child trafficking in the United States comes in the form of education, awareness, training and support for law enforcement and it continues to expand with the support of several thousand volunteers in 240 cities across the United States of America. We’ve been blessed with an amazing staff members and volunteers but we still need a lot more help. If you would like to bring Veterans For Child Rescue to your community we would like to work with you. You don’t have to be a Veteran to be a F.A.S.T. Leader.
- Fundraising Area Support Team (F.A.S.T.) *Personal support by Coordinator
As a F.A.S.T. Leader you are the main liaison in your community for Veterans For Child Rescue! This is an awesome responsibility for volunteers ready to stand with us in the fight to end domestic minor sex trafficking. You’ll work directly with our V4CR Volunteer Coordinator to organizing your community, set meetings, coordinate your local V4CR chapter and coordinate local fundraising campaigns to support the cause.
Veterans For Child Rescue is now in 240 cities across 42 states in the U.S. but our mission has just begun. You can be a part of this movement and take point in your community. You do not need to be a veteran to be a volunteer. As a F.A.S.T. Leader you have direct access to support from our team and you’re invited to exclusive associate only events that will help you be more effective in your new role. If you’re willing to jump in and really make a difference with us then #RiseWithV4CR and apply to become a F.A.S.T. Leader now!
- Primary coordinator for your area
- Community outreach and engagement leader
- Organize your community to fundraise for V4CR
- Assist with collaborative awareness efforts in your area
- Distribute educational materials within your community
- Set up and host meetings in your city/town to bring supporters together
- Help rally supporters to join the cause and join V4CR at annual events
As a liaison of the organization F.A.S.T. Leaders are held to a higher standard than other volunteers. We cannot accept anyone with a prior felony, domestic violence convictions, excessive arrests, or civil judgements.. F.A.S.T. applicants may be subject to criminal background checks. F.A.S.T. Leaders must be active in their community and be in good standing among their peers. Verifiable name, address, phone number, and other personal information must be given on the volunteer application. Providing false information may be grounds for rejection.
What You’ll Do:
- Organize your community to fundraise for V4CR.
- Assist with collaborative awareness efforts in your city.
- Distribute educational materials within your community.
- Set up and host meetings in your city/town to bring supporters together.
- Help rally supporters to join the case and join V4CR at annual events.
Who You’ll Become:
- You’ll become a V4CR F.A.S.T. Team Leader within your community.
- You’ll received support from the V4CR staff to be successful.
- You’ll communicate with us directly about the initiatives in your city/town.
- You’ll be invited to our annual events.
- Top teams receive VIP access to annual events.
- Exclusive access to a Team Leader Only Forum with V4CR Leadership
Please Support the V4CR Aftercare and Recovery Fund
The rescue is just the beginning so we’ve set up an Aftercare and Recovery Fund to facilitate the many aspects that a child will need to begin the healing journey. We work with social services and other NGOs to a wide array of services that recognize the unique trauma victims have experienced. In order to rebuild their lives, survivors may be in immediate need of housing, counseling, medical care, legal advocacy, job training, education, substance abuse and addiction recovery services.
Support V4CR With Every Amazon Purchase
Amazon Smile is a feature on Amazon that allows users to select a charity to support every time they make a purchase. Last week V4CR received approval from Amazon to be a part of the Amazon Smile program! All you have to do is select V4CR as your charity and every time you make a purchase a donation will be made to help fund our mission to end child trafficking and exploitation.
Click this link to support Veterans For Child Rescue Every Time You Shop:
Contraland Film Update
Our editing team is hard at work preparing the pilot episode. We expect to share a release date in the next few weeks and will be reaching out to supporters and volunteers to help us host film release events in communities around the U.S.
VETERANS FOR CHILD RESCUE MERCH:
When you buy merchandise from V4CR you’re supporting the fight for our children. All funds go towards operations, training and the filming of the CONTRALAND film.