Lives Worth Saving-Human Trafficking
       Our Mission is to Identify, Locate and Recover victims of Human Trafficking

DOMESTIC MINOR SEX TRAFFICKING  (Occuring in the USA and under 18yrs of age)

Did you know:

• At least 100,000 children are used in prostitution every year in the United States.

• In the USA, the average age of entry into prostitution is
13years old.

• Victims of Human Trafficking are often controlled by a pimp (Trafficker) who recruits them into sex  

   trafficking by posing as a boyfriend, caretaker, and protector.

• The three primary manifestations of child sex trafficking in America are:
  pimp-controlled prostitution, familial prostitution, and/or survival sex.

At Side-By-Side Church International, we are appalled to the point of ACTION at this insidious form of modern-day slavery.  Children being sexually exploited for the benefit of a Trafficker.  Being appalled is not enough!  There must be ACTION to identify, locate and rescue children who are victims; often incorrectly labeled "child prostitutes."

While many people are aware of this slavery in developing nations, they are unaware this is a problem in everyone's backyard.  That's in the USA.  And not just in the big cities.  It's everywhere.  You just need to know what to look for and what to do once you see it.

We want to educate and prepare people to combat the manipulation, control and outright abuse the Traffickers use to control these  children.  You can help end these blatant acts of emotional and physical abuse that lead to the sexual exploitation of children.

Next Class: To Be Announced


  Introduction - Overview - Victim Identification
  Trauma - C.S.I.- Culture - Collaboration
  Planning and Implementation Strategies 
  Proper Documentation

For more info please call:  714-321-5701

What is Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking?  (DMST)
"Sex trafficking" means the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act.

"Severe forms of trafficking in persons" means
(A) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.  

The term "commercial sex act" is any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person.

Your Opportunity To Make a Difference


Lives Worth Saving-Human Trafficking (LWS-HT) is a Faith Based Organization dedicated to identifying, locating, recovering and ensuring safe and effective aftercare for victims of trafficking.  This is accomplished through a collaborative effort with Community Based Organizations and elements of the Criminal Justice System.

LWS-HT is seeking dedicated men and women to receive training in the recognition and identification of Human Trafficking victims.  Depending on your skill set and the time you can invest in this unique ministry, you will be placed in one of several outreach opportunities.

S.T.R.E.E.T.  (8-10 hours per month) 

The Sex Trafficking Recovery Equipping & Exit Team consists of men and women who develop and follow up on leads involving trafficking.  These leads are documented and turned into law enforcement for recovery and aftercare of the victim(s) and prosecution of those involved as traffickers. 
*The preferred qualities for this volunteer position is a mature adult with a background in Law Enforcement or with prior military experience.

C.S.I.  (8-hours per month)
The Cyber Sex Identification staff will be responsible for monitoring the internet and reporting
activity believed to be used in the furtherance of trafficking minors.  Monitoring sites such as Backpage, Massage Parlor Review and a number of sites that are city specific.

*This volunteer position is for women only and requires minimal knowledge of computers, the internet and cell phone technology. 

Clerical Position (4-hours per month)
The volunteer clerical positions are required to be familiar with Word 2010 and possess:  
a.   Excellent organizational skills
b.  Ability to record minutes of meetings
c.  Professional phone skills


International Justice Mission

Shared Hope International

Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force

U.S. State Department Trafficking In Persons Report 2013

The Salvation Army Human Trafficking           

Polaris Project


                                                           If you believe someone is a victim of Human Trafficking, 
                                                                                           please call                                                   

  or text