They fought to protect our nation.
Now they're on a new battlefield, protecting our children.
While America fights terrorists overseas, there is another kind of terrorist right here at home, targeting our children. U.S. law enforcement has identified hundreds of thousands of criminals in the U.S. participating in a global child sexual exploitation marketplace. Their "product" is child pornography – crime scene video and photos of children being raped and often tortured. A growing body of research shows that at least 55% are hands-on offenders, with local child victims. The exploding demand for these images can only be met one way: by preying on more children. Now, an elite corps of American military veterans is on a new battlefield, with a new enemy. Watch the video below to learn about the crisis and the HERO Corps.
The HERO Corps Partnership
The HERO Corps is a joint project of the National Association to Protect Children, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Special Operations Command. But the HERO Corps would not exist at all without our visionary family of HERO partners in the private sector, including companies, foundations and individuals. We are also proud to be forging new partnerships everyday with the national Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force program and grateful for the founding role played by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.