Our focus is on developing CITIES SET FREE (CSF) Projects
Criminal organizations of the world have discovered that exploiting young girls is both low-risk and high profitabilty. The annual worldwide profits of human trafficking and pornography (another form of sexual exploitation) total over 700 billion dollars! Since the year 2000, the exploitation of the girl-child has grown to become the single most lucrative business in the world. The sexual exploitation of young women is happening in the city of Los Angeles all too often.
In April of 2017, Cities Set Free officially launched the Traffick Free Azusa project. Our focus is on developing Cities Set Free projects in the Los Angeles Area. On a city-wide level, the future of the girl-child is the need that we are addressing through Cities Set Free. We know that a lower economic standard of many families results in increased vulnerability of children to trafficking and sexual exploitation of both girls and boys. Cities Set Free addresses the need for prevention - training parents and children about the dangers of sex trafficking. CSF meets the need of intervention - working with city officials to rescue trafficking victims. In addition, CSF focuses on the need for prosecution - working with our judicial system to bring pimps to justice.
"Over the years, we have visited massage parlors and other suspected brothels over 100 times. But we are always in uniform and have never been able to develop any cases. We welcome Traffick Free Azusa to help us fight the sexual exploitation that we know is out there."
Detective, Azusa Police Department
Perhaps the greatest need that Cities Set Free will meet is in the area of restoration. Our SoCal Restoration Coalition makes available to TFC our network of counselors, social workers, restoration homes and faith-based individuals and organizations. Our staff has already counseled and aided a significant number of exploited young women, some from Azusa. By focusing our efforts on Cities Set Free, our restoration network will ensure that more survivors have the opportunity to begin a new life. Our ultimate goal is to collaborate with other cities and multiply Cities Set Free projects.