Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery – 25 million people are enslaved worldwide, and 15 million people are in forced labor because of this multi-billion dollar criminal industry. And no matter where you live, chances are it’s happening nearby. From the girl forced into prostitution at a truck stop, to the man discovered in a restaurant kitchen, stripped of his passport and held against his will. All trafficking victims share one essential experience: the loss of freedom.
Members of the community need ways to discreetly call for help and provide information to combat these crimes.
Users and Those Impacted
Concerned citizens may not be able to openly call for help or may not feel comfortable providing information through existing avenues. The ability to discreetly and anonymously contact 911 and/or provide valuable information could save the lives of men, women, and children in immediate danger, and provide valuable information needed to convict perpetrators of these crimes. Currently there is no mobile app that presents an easy, structured approach to collecting key information from citizens and victims, either anonymously or otherwise.
Project, Features, and Benefits
The RedFlag app can track location, contact 911, upload images, and guide users to look for and provide key information in both emergency and non-emergency situations.