Founded in 2009 by Joseph A.Travers, Saved In America (SIA) has its headquarters in San Diego with national alliances and reach. At no charge to families, SIA volunteers to assist parents and law enforcement in locating missing, runaway, and exploited children, which are the groups most vulnerable to sexual trafficking. For victims of sexual exploitation, SIA assists in procuring legal representation, safe housing, and rehabilitative therapy. SIA also aids high-risk juvenile shelters to protect children from further exploitation by pimps and predators. Since December 2014, SIA has assisted parents and law enforcement in the recovery of more than 250 children.
Photography by Gilda Adler