In 2018, the Department of Justice in concert with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) reported 23,500 endangered runaways in the United States and that 1 in 7 of them, a total of over 3,300 children, were likely victims of child sex trafficking.
Nationwide, there were more than 424,000 missing children reported to the FBI in 2018. Extrapolating from the cases worked by the NCMEC, we estimate that over 60,000 children are likely victims of child sex trafficking in the United States each year. Most of these children are native US citizens that were recruited via social media from lower- and middle-class families.
If nothing changes, these children will be trapped in an endless cycle of exploitation and violence; however, if we can educate children to recognize human trafficking solicitation then they can protect themselves.
Saving Jane empowers survivors of all forms of modern day slavery and human trafficking to live the life that they want to live.
Saving Jane is committed to ending all forms of these crimes through raising of the public’s awareness, education, the transformation of lives of impacted individuals, and the creation of systems, technology and policies to protect and support impacted individuals or prevent the formation of social conditions conducive to trafficking.