01 May Blake Lively Highlights Support for Child Rescue Coalition
Child Rescue Coalition’s vital work tracking and arresting thousands of child predators across the globe has captured the attention of actress and mother, Blake Lively. The talented mother of two is lending her voice to raise awareness on the global crisis of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation, just introducing Child Rescue Coalition as Lively’s charity of honor during Variety’s Power of Women luncheon held on Friday, April 21, 2017 in New York City.
The nonprofit’s advanced Child Protection System (CPS) technology enables law enforcement to track, arrest, and ultimately convict offenders creating and distributing child pornography online.
“Child pornography has reached an epidemic level and we are committed to training law enforcement officers around the world to find the worst offenders. We are thrilled that Blake shares our commitment of rescuing children from online predators,” shared Carly Asher Yoost, Child Rescue Coalition founder and CEO. “Studies show that if a suspect is found with this type of sickening material, they are more likely to be hands-on abusers. We are grateful to Blake who understands the urgency to get these horrific offenders off the streets so we can protect children from further abuse.”
Carly and Blake met last fall during an event where Carly was named the 2016 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth National Honoree. Since this initial meeting, Blake has facilitated opportunities with Child Rescue Coalition and a leading internet service provider as well as Facebook to discuss ways that the tech and communication organizations can develop tools that make the internet a safer place.
Child Rescue Coalition’s technology is provided to law enforcement at no cost and has tracked over 44 million unique offenders in possession of child pornography. The nonprofit has trained 9,792 law enforcement officers in all 50 states and in 77 countries, resulting in the prosecution and conviction of more than 9,000 child predators and the rescue of over 2,000 children from sexual abuse.
Watch Blake Lively’s passionate speech about child pornography here: