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Traffick911 began in 2009 by a local abolitionist who learned about this crime and decided that she couldn't stay silent. After months of research and connecting to networks across the nation, she pioneered training youth and first responders across Texas and built an enormous base of highly-trained volunteers, who have been instrumental in Traffick911's long-term success.
In 2011, an opportunity to present at a juvenile detention center gave insight on what became a highly effective venue for reaching high-risk youth. Since then, Traffick911's work in partnering with juvenile detention centers has gained national exposure and hundreds of victims have been identified sitting in these jail cells. In 2013, Traffick911 opened Triumph House, a long-term residential safe house for survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking.
Traffick911 was named the 2013 Outstanding Organization of the Year by the Fort Worth Commission for Women with commendations by the Fort Worth City Council, mayor and a State Senator. We have also been recognized by Homeland Security Investigations as a most-valued partner in this battle to save our American children from sexual slavery.
Matthew Pearlman is a senior in high school in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author of three published books, and the founder of TeensOnSports.com where he has interviewed over 1K athletes, including – Kevin Durant, Danica Patrick, Usain Bolt, Ronda Rousey, Randy Couture, Keith Thurman, Miesha Tate, Rampage Jackson, Matt Hughes and Tyron Woodley.
Matthew has been credentialed for many major MMA and boxing events; ESPN & Showtime Boxing, STRIKEFORCE, Bellator and Invicta FC. He has a deep passion for the sport of MMA and boxing, and loves being able to interview fighters and write about the sport. Next year, he plans on attending Lindenwood University for communications and journalism. Matthew donates the proceeds of his books to anti-bullying charities.