Child Rescue Coalition’s CPS Technology Now Saving Children From Sexual Predators in 96 Countries
- July 1, 2019
South Florida-based non-profit helped law enforcement arrest nearly one thousand predators across the globe since January
July 1, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla.— Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to rescue children from sexual abuse by building technology for law enforcement to track, arrest, and prosecute child predators, announced today recent expansion efforts in their ongoing work with law enforcement agencies. Law enforcement teams in Barbados, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Paraguay are now using CRC’s world-renowned Child Protection System (CPS) Technology, bringing the total of countries using the powerful tool to 96 internationally. In addition to the global expansion, CRC held a training for 25 members of South Florida law enforcement at the organization’s Boca Raton headquarters.
According to Carly Yoost, Founder and CEO of Child Rescue Coalition, providing the CPS Technology and training for free to law enforcement has led to the arrest of more than 11,000 predators to date.
“Child Rescue Coalition works with law enforcement agencies around the clock to track online child sexual predators in real time,” said Yoost. “Through our strategic alliances worldwide, we have rescued more than 2,500 children from child sexual predators and prevented 500,000 cases of abuse. By training new members of law enforcement, CRC can save even more children.”
CRC’s instructors have been deployed throughout the world to train the 10,000 law enforcement, including the 20 members of law enforcement in the newest group of countries. Once trained, the agencies can use the CPS Technology to apprehend predators in their area.
The South Florida training included officers from Broward Country Sherriff’s Office, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Miami-Dade Police, City of Miami Police and Homeland Security, among others. The three-day training took place in June. Training for the officers is paid for through generous donations to the non-profit.
“Having access to CPS Technology will now allow us to stay one step ahead of child predators. Thank you to Child Rescue Coalition for equipping us with the tools needed to keep South Florida kids safe,” said Sergeant Thomas McInerney of Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
Since the start of 2019, CRC’s technology was one of the tools used by law enforcement in the arrest of nearly 1,700 online child sex predators that reside in the United States. The arrests were part of the Department of Justice’s Crimes Against Children task force. In addition, more than 80 arrests were made in Georgia as part of Operation Southern Impact III and a gymnastics coach at a popular Boca Raton-based gym was arrested on nine charges for possessing and compiling child pornography.
CRC’s technology indexes 30 to 50 million reports of online users trading child pornography every day. This information allows Child Rescue Coalition to expose hidden networks of abusers and report their activity. The data is provided to local law enforcement agencies free of charge to help them protect children by tracking, arresting and prosecuting child predators worldwide — often without having to put children through the trauma of testifying in court.
Parents can visit the CRC website to learn about how to keep their children safe online through the non-profit’s Parents page. As a nonprofit, CRC’s work is made possible through donations from individuals and companies around the world. Celebrities like Blake Lively have generously supported Child Rescue Coalition by speaking out about CRC’s stance against the sexual abuse of children.
To learn more about how the Child Rescue Coalition, visit www.childrescuecoalition.org.