Built for proactive investigations
LEADS is an interactive platform for investigating & building intelligence on human trafficking networks and was designed as a results of 7+ years of ongoing research and development.
LEADS, which stands for Law Enforcement Assistant for Dismantling Sex Trafficking Networks, was designed as a result of years of ongoing research and development to help law enforcement identify traffickers and see the full scope of the network in order to hold perpetrators accountable.
LEADS facilitates an intel-driven approach that decreases emphasis on victim self-identification and provides law enforcement with credible and actionable cases that investigators can work on collaboratively.
Provided our first lead
Success: Two key networks identified
Research & Development
LEADS 2.0 Released
Built for proactive investigations, we provide actionable leads on trafficking in your jurisdiction that investigators can work on collaboratively.
Interactive investigative process embeds data science to automatically discover information, make connections, sort through the noise, assess risk, & update the network.
- Facilitates next steps
Trafficking Risk Assessment
- See factors influencing trafficking risk
- Answer most central questions that refine ability to say, “is this trafficking?”
See how a network is structured and quickly access key information
- Who is in the network
- Why we think they are connected
What Our Partners
Being able to compile that information together to work towards a conviction instead of two parties working towards the same direction […] It would be a blessing if everyone nationwide was able to put their leads into the LEADS program. […] the deconfliction piece is one of the most important pieces of the LEADS platform.
Sex trafficking is constantly evolving, with critical information decentralized across countless websites, message boards, social media, & communication platforms.
We conduct ongoing research to pull in emerging sources, predict risk, and connect all the information for investigators. Our ongoing research and development makes it possible to keep up with traffickers even as the investigations become more and more complex.
How We Can Put a Dent in the Problem
Law Enforcement Centered Approach
Establish a system of consistent intelligence gathering & source development
Generate an ongoing triage of high-risk situations for investigative focus & identify missing information
Develop long-term investigations seeking to refine our understanding of the bigger trafficking network
Connect potential victims to services & decrease reliance on victim cooperation
Built in collaboration
Interested in learning more about LEADS?
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