About Children’s Rescue Alliance (“CRA”)

CRA is dedicated to bringing all of America’s children home. CRA’s mission is three-fold:

  1. To serve as a conduit for the rescue of kidnapping and human trafficking victims, specifically, American children.
  2. Education and Prevention.
  3. Public Policy and Advocacy.

About Children’s Defense Alliance (“CDA”)

CDA is the educational division of CRA and is dedicated to defending and protecting America’s children.

Children’s Defense Alliance provides interactive training programs for Children ages 4 to 18 (age specific: 4-8, 9-12, 13-18), as well as college students, parents and guardians, educators, counselors and clergy. CDA also lectures on trafficking issues, speaks on trafficking panels, teaches awareness/ prevention/ evasion/ and self-defense classes, as well as classes specifically geared toward young women.

Corporate Governance

CRA publishes its financial report on IRS Form 990 annually. As a 501c-3 non-profit organization, CRA seeks to meet or exceed the industry best practices for corporate governance.

CRA / CDA – The Vision

American children are disappearing at an alarming rate. They are being stalked – their every movement tracked-for days, weeks, sometimes months. Then, when one least expects it, they are gone. They have vanished into the ether – to never be seen or heard from again.

CRA /CDA vision is to combine the facilitation of rescues with awareness and education to help prevent these abductions from ever taking place.

Once a child is abducted from the U.S., the ability to locate the child and bring them home becomes a very arduous and near impossible task. Many of the countries where these children are taken, have little or no laws about human trafficking. click here for a world map of human trafficking policies.

Those countries, and even many with solid human trafficking laws on the books, are reluctant to divert scarce resources to locate and rescue an American child. Further, similar to the global illicit drug trade, the billions of human trafficking dollars have a pervasive corrupting influence on these agencies. This renders indigenous law enforcement agencies ineffective at best, if not aggressively hostile to the rescue of a child.

Therefore, Awareness and Education becomes a necessary tool for even the youngest American. It is the goal of CDA to provide the tools for families to stay safe.