Thanks to two grant donations from local law enforcement agencies, Boca-based Child Rescue Coalition will continue to combat the epidemic of online sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
The Boca nonprofit, which provides law enforcement agencies with advanced technology, at no cost, to help track, arrest and convict those who use the internet to harm children, received a $10,000 grant from the trust funds of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and a $20,000 grant from Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Trust Fund.
The grants will enhance Child Rescue Coalition’s existing technology, support volunteer initiatives that provide comfort to abused children in Palm Beach County and will provide law enforcement investigators with advanced technology to track those who download and distribute child abuse imagery in online chat rooms and peer to peer networks.
“The strong relationships we have forged with these two leading law enforcement agencies have been an integral and critical element of our growth and success; their officers are the real heroes who are saving our children… we are grateful for their partnership,” Carly Asher Yoost, CEO and founder of the Child Rescue Coalition, said. “This generous support will maintain the momentum we have achieved this year and allow us to focus on our mission of protecting children through technology across South Florida and around the world.”
The Child Rescue Coalition technology is utilized by law enforcement officials in all 50 states and 77 countries around the world. To date, the Child Protection System technology has successfully aided in the arrests of more than 9,500 online predators and rescued over 2,300 abused children in the past four years. For more information, visit childrescuecoalition.org.