There are more than 365,000 missing children in the U.S. every year. Approximately 109,000 of them will be trafficked into sexual slavery or forced labor. Only 1% of Human trafficking victims are ever recovered. Two organizations dedicated to fighting the scourge of Human trafficking have just joined forces to fight this crime against humanity.
The LifeGuard Group and the Retired Investigators Guild (RIG) today jointly announced the signing of an agreement that will enable them to work collaboratively toward their shared goal of rescuing victims who have been abducted and trafficked into the world of sexual slavery and forced labor.
According to Lowell Hochhalter, CEO of The LifeGuard Group, “This partnership represents a significant step in our ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility. By combining the expertise, passion and dedication of both groups, we believe we can make a meaningful impact on eradicating this crime that affects us all. The partnership brings together the RIG’s cutting edge investigative capabilities and the LifeGuard Group’s extensive experience in victim support and advocacy. Together, we will enhance the effectiveness of anti-human trafficking initiatives, streamline information sharing, and improve overall response strategies.”
Mike Marty, CEO of the RIG added, “The RIG is comprised of the very best of the best former and retired major crime investigators from throughout the United States and Canada. They are based in cities and towns from coast to coast and border to border and can be deployed either via the network or in person to lead or assist with investigations involving missing or abducted victims. By partnering with The LifeGuard Group, the RIG greatly expands its reach and capabilities in the fight against those who victimize the most vulnerable among us.”
Hochhalter continued, “We welcome the support of the RIG and are confident that their highly skilled investigative team will contribute significantly to our mission. Together, we can strengthen our efforts to combat human trafficking, rescue victims, and contribute to the creation of a world free from these egregious violations of human dignity.”
For The LifeGuard Group: Lowell Hochhalter, CEO
For the RIG: Mike Marty, CEO