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 that forced, child prostitution is happening in this state, this county, and in our backyard.
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 3 years RMI has trained over 1,700 people. As a result of our prevention training 4 teens 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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This year, Release Me International joined advocacy groups, prosecutors, and law enforcement in the Kids Are Not For Sale in Virginia Coalition, advocating for a sex trafficking standalone bill, that was recently PASSED! Click here to view the press release.
Deirdre Norton's Slidely by Slidely Slideshow