Meet the Woman Making it Easier for Police to Put Child Predators Behind Bars

  • By InStyle
  • August 29, 2019

Badass Women celebrates women who show up, speak up, and get things done. Carly Yoost is an August 2019 InStyle Badass 50 honoree. 

Via her Boca Raton-based nonprofit Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), Carly Yoost has put thousands of predators behind bars and prevented the abuse of more than 500,000 kids. That’s pretty badass.

She provides technology to law enforcement agencies in 91 countries that works to identify child pornography traders, which is how they ultimately get caught and stopped. In 2016, Yoost was named a L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth National Honoree for her dedication to protecting children and putting offenders behind bars. “Knowing that we’re making three arrests a day of dangerous predators and preventing the abuse of children really motivates me,” she tells InStyle.

Now, the coalition is hard at work developing new, game-changing technology called Nuela that will make it easier for investigators to recover deleted files and eventually prosecute and convict offenders. “This technology is saving children’s lives,” she says. “That’s something we should all be fighting for.”

Getting started: Yoost’s father, Hank Asher, initially developed technology that her organization now utilizes. After he passed away suddenly, Yoost founded the CRC in 2013. “The most badass thing I’ve ever done is just start this organization,” Yoost says. “After my father passed away, it really wasn’t a question of should we do something. I jumped in with both feet because I knew that this technology was saving children’s lives and it just had to continue. I didn’t even realize how hard it would be to run an international non-profit, but I didn’t think twice about it.” Now Yoost says she and her sister are proud to carry on her father’s legacy of protecting children.  

Via her Boca Raton-based nonprofit Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), Carly Yoost has put thousands of predators behind bars and prevented the abuse of more than 500,000 kids. That’s pretty badass.

She provides technology to law enforcement agencies in 91 countries that works to identify child pornography traders, which is how they ultimately get caught and stopped. In 2016, Yoost was named a L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth National Honoree for her dedication to protecting children and putting offenders behind bars. “Knowing that we’re making three arrests a day of dangerous predators and preventing the abuse of children really motivates me,” she tells InStyle.

Now, the coalition is hard at work developing new, game-changing technology called Nuela that will make it easier for investigators to recover deleted files and eventually prosecute and convict offenders. “This technology is saving children’s lives,” she says. “That’s something we should all be fighting for.”

Getting started: Yoost’s father, Hank Asher, initially developed technology that her organization now utilizes. After he passed away suddenly, Yoost founded the CRC in 2013. “The most badass thing I’ve ever done is just start this organization,” Yoost says. “After my father passed away, it really wasn’t a question of should we do something. I jumped in with both feet because I knew that this technology was saving children’s lives and it just had to continue. I didn’t even realize how hard it would be to run an international non-profit, but I didn’t think twice about it.” Now Yoost says she and her sister are proud to carry on her father’s legacy of protecting children.  

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