ZOE protects the identity and dignity of children and does not show trafficked children.
FIGHT CHILD TRAFFICKING WITH ZOE
ZOE fights against child trafficking in three ways: prevention, rescue, and restoration. Our goal is to rescue children from human traffickers and provide the children with new life. With currently 20.9 million victims of human trafficking worldwide, ZOE makes every effort to rescue children in need. From spreading child trafficking awareness to feeding and educating human trafficking survivors, ZOE does everything it can to ensure the safety and well-being of children.
ZOE prevents child trafficking through prevention rescues and human trafficking awareness campaigns. We have a growing network, including law enforcement officials, teachers, and pastors, located in Thailand that serve as the eyes and ears for ZOE. In addition, community members use our human trafficking hotline to alert us of any potential human trafficking victims. When we learn about at-risk children, we carefully remove them from harm’s way.
Intervention rescues take place when a child trafficking victim is brought to our attention. As a member of Anti-Trafficking Multi-Disciplinary Task Force (MDT) of northern Thailand, we work with Thai government and law enforcement officials to rescue victims of human trafficking. Our rescue efforts involve raids conducted by law enforcement officials, prosecutions and convictions, and the rescuing of labor and sex trafficking victims.
Once rescued children are in our hands, we bring them to one of our safe houses where we provide short-term specialized care. Children in need of longer or permanent care may be placed in ZOE’s aftercare facility in Thailand. In our secured facility we have parents, tutors, and teachers on staff who feed, care for, and educate children. Our aftercare program is created to bring healing and wholeness to every child.
Children are being trafficked right here in the United States – some for labor services, some in the commercial sex industry. So many children are being trafficked in our nation that the crime has been identified as a growing and deadly epidemic. This epidemic must be stopped. After many years of successful results through our international anti-trafficking work, we are expanding our services for children in America.
Read about the work we have done in 2017 in our end of the year letter from our founders, Michael & Carol Hart.