Alexandria, VA – The CEO of Grieboski Global Strategies, Joseph K. Grieboski, was named to the Board of Advisors of the Anti-Predator Project (APP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating human trafficking and sexual predators in the United States.
“I am honored to be a part of such an incredible organization and look forward to supporting the vital mission that the Anti-Predator Project pursues with such dedication and commitment,” Mr. Grieboski stated. “Trafficking is not just an issue that happens to people in other countries. The Anti-Predator Project works each and every day to assist the victims of this horrible crime.”
Anti-Predator Project is a full service non-profit investigative agency that specializes in criminal investigations into individuals and organizations involved in human trafficking; the location and recovery of American children that have been kidnapped or sold on the black market; witness/victim protection; and missing children.
The United States is a source and transit country, and is also considered one of the top destination points for victims of child trafficking and exploitation. Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 U.S. States; anyone can be trafficked regardless of race, class, education, gender, age, or citizenship when forcefully coerced or enticed by false promises.
The Department of Homeland Security defines human trafficking as a “modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain.” In 2012, the International Labor Organization estimated that there are 20.9 million human trafficking victims worldwide. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, sexual exploitation is the most commonly identified form ahead of forced labor. Numbers released by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center suggest that also holds true in the U.S., where more than 4,000 cases of sex trafficking were reported. And as a whole human trafficking is a lucrative industry that around the globe rakes in $150 billion.
“Margaret Mead once said, ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’ The Anti-Predator Project is just such a group of thoughtful, committed citizens whose work is changing the world each and every day,” concluded Mr. Grieboski.
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