CHILD RESCUE COALITION AWARDED $5,000 GRANT TO TRAIN OFFICERS
- October 19, 2017
Boca Raton, Fla. (October 19, 2017) — Child Rescue Coalition was awarded $5,000 from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation as part of the 2017 Impact Polk competitive grant cycle. Child Rescue Coalition’s “Polk County Child Protection Initiative” includes training law enforcement officers on its advanced CPS Technology and supporting these officers in their future usage of the system. The nonprofit’s CPS Technology enables law enforcement to track, arrest, and ultimately convict offenders creating and distributing child pornography online. As part of GiveWell Community Foundation’s Impact Polk 2017, Child Rescue Coalition trained and certified five Polk County deputies along with three Tampa police detectives at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
“Our CPS Technology identifies predatory behavior and empowers law enforcement in Polk County with information about abuse in their areas that they may not even know exists,” shared Carly Asher Yoost, Child Rescue Coalition founder and CEO. “Thanks to the generosity of the GiveWell Community Foundation, we now have more officers equipped with our tools, which means that more children will be rescued from unspeakable abuse and exploitation.”
Child Rescue Coalition’s technology is provided to law enforcement at no cost and has tracked over 54 million unique offenders in possession of child pornography. The nonprofit has trained over 10,000 law enforcement officers in all 50 states and in 77 countries, resulting in the arrest of more than 9,600 child predators and the rescue of over 2,200 children from sexual abuse.
About GiveWell Community Foundation
The GiveWell Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity serving Polk, Hardee, and Highlands County, Florida. The Community Foundation holds more than 280 charitable funds established by individuals, families, organizations, and private foundations and serves a wide variety of charitable services. For the past 20 years, the GiveWell Community Foundation and its fundholders have been investing in the future of our communities through impactful, philanthropic giving.
More about Child Rescue Coalition
Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), a south Florida-based nonprofit organization with global reach, has spent the past decade building the world’s most sophisticated technology to hunt online predators. Through proactive partnerships with law enforcement, the nonprofit’s system has tracked 54 million offenders around the world in order to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse. With a mission of protecting innocence through technology, the technology developed by CRC has aided in the arrest of more than 9,600 online predators and rescued over 2,200 abused children in the last four years alone. For more information, visit childrescuecoalition.org or call (561) 208-9000.