iHTAC Offers LE Resources to Help Children Victimized by Human Trafficking

Human traffickers do the unthinkable. They prey upon and profit from the weakest and most beloved among us: our children.

Unfortunately, modern technology platforms host open markets for traffickers to sell their victims. The growth of human trafficking can be attributed to low risk of accountability and high profit margins for the trafficker.

This problem can be solved with centralized coordination of law enforcement agencies and resourcing efforts that leverage modern day technology. DeliverFund’s International Human Trafficking Analysis Center (iHTAC) provides this necessary strategy and the tools to fight this heinous crime.

Accelerating Law Enforcement Capabilities

DeliverFund’s iHTAC is a unique collaboration with corporate partners who bring innovative technology tools used to accelerate law enforcement capabilities in their case work. The iHTAC serves as the central point of collection, integration, analysis, and dissemination of human trafficking intelligence for law enforcement, select nonprofits, and professionals working together to fight human trafficking. 

Next week, DeliverFund and two iHTAC members -- Marinus Analytics and ShadowDragon -- are reaching out to law enforcement by exhibiting at the Crimes Against Children Conference (CACC) in Dallas. The goal: Ensure that law enforcement knows DeliverFund stands ready to provide resources and tools. This is offered to law enforcement agencies through a 10-day Counter Human Trafficking Intelligence Operations Course, 24/7/365 analysis support and resourcing for their technology needs.

The Passion Behind iHTAC Corporate Partnerships

For Daniel Clemens – ShadowDragon’s CEO – the company’s partnership with DeliverFund is natural. “It’s always been my view that since we have the skill, experience, and unique technology to track and ID criminals, we absolutely have a responsibility to use it – especially for those in dire need. I can’t think of anyone that needs help more than the children held in captivity by human traffickers. We are very proud to be helping as part of iHTAC.”

Emily Kennedy, CEO of Marinus Analytics, an iHTAC member, echoes this passion. “The crime of human trafficking is no respecter of persons or boundaries, and it can only be fought effectively with a collaborative response.  Our team at Marinus is honored to lend our artificial intelligence expertise to this fight.  We are pleased to be part of DeliverFund’s iHTAC and support a collaborative, coordinated response.”

Getting Results

In just a few years of operation, DeliverFund’s public-private partnership model has had tremendous success.

During Super Bowl LI, a “dream team” of iHTAC members and investigators uncovered two national trafficking networks, 44 individual traffickers, and eight actionable cases in just a few days. Most recently, a human trafficking ring in New Mexico who kept victims in dog crates and had garnered attention of law enforcement agents in other states, was dismantled by NM law enforcement agents with the intelligence provided by DeliverFund.

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