Our mission is Prevention through Education and Hope for Restoration
Thank you for visiting Release Me International (RMI). Many Americans believe that child sex trafficking is a tragedy that only happens in far away places like India or Africa. Unfortunately, the shocking reality is this crime is happening in the United States and in our backyards.
Release Me is committed to raising awareness about child sex trafficking through community education. RMI's goal is to give communities and their children the tools they need to avoid exploitation and recruitment into sex trafficking and connect those that have been trafficked with resources to help restore them.
RMI is the recipient of the 2014 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA). Over the past 4 years RMI has trained over 4,000 people. As a result of our prevention training teen victims have been identified and rescued. To learn more about RMI click on RMI Newsletter, "FBI Honor for Suffolk Woman" in the Suffolk News-Herald.
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Preventing Sex Trafficking in Hampton Roads
What People are saying....
I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the Human Trafficking training on 4/21/16. We brought together a vast array of people from all over Chesapeake to be trained on this immensely important topic and you all did a tremendous job! We knew this was information that people in the city needed when the event was completely booked in two weeks (150 seats) and we had a wait list of about 40 people! You, Shannon Brill and Tanya Street are all great presenters and the topic held their interest for the whole 3 hours. The feedback I received from the probation officers and everyone else I spoke with was terrific. I can’t thank you enough for putting a spotlight on this information in such an incredible way! Thanks again for everything.
Chesapeake Department of Human Services
"Your interest and dedication to the health and safety of Virginia's children is evident. Your participation has not only affected school health personnel, but will impact the students, administration staff, and communities of those in attendance." Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education
Deirdre Norton's Slidely by Slidely Slideshow