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Operation Underground Railroad

A Nonlinear Approach to Ending Child Sex Trafficking


In the 'Organisations' corner of the Octopus Garden, we spotlight initiatives that embody nonlinear thought and action for the greater good. Today, let's delve into the story of Operation Underground Railroad, a relentless force against child sex trafficking and exploitation worldwide.

The Origin Story: Tim Ballard

Behind this extraordinary venture is Tim Ballard, a former Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security. In 2013, Ballard and a team of former government operatives established Operation Underground Railroad. Their goal? To go to the darkest corners of the world and rescue children from sex trafficking and exploitation.

Four Bold Strategies

Operation Underground Railroad is pioneering change through four bold strategies:

  1. Global Rescue Operations: Assisting law enforcement globally to rescue victims.

  2. Ongoing Aftercare: Ensuring victims receive the care they need post-rescue.

  3. Resource Allocation: Providing critical resources to law enforcement agencies.

  4. Prevention: Offering preventative resources that benefit at-risk children worldwide.

A Nonlinear Approach

What sets Operation Underground Railroad apart is its nonlinear, innovative strategies. Unlike traditional organisations that limit their scope, O.U.R. extends its reach globally, adapting to different cultural, social, and legal frameworks to make a significant impact.

Join the Fight

Since its inception, Operation Underground Railroad has seen an outpouring of global support. Your involvement can be the light that penetrates the darkness surrounding child exploitation. Thank you for being that light. The URL:


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