With its white sand, crystal clear water and breathtaking mountains, the Dominican Republic is the most visited island in the Caribbean.
But the nation’s booming tourism motivates human traffickers to find and sell poor children in its sex trade.
TIP: Tier 2
Destiny Rescue works cases involving child marriage, sex trafficking, labor trafficking, rape and kidnapping in the Dominican Republic.
Our team works alongside the Dominican Republic’s law enforcement. Together, we not only rescue people but arrest perpetrators too.
Sex trafficking in the Dominican Republic can exist in sex establishments, streets, parks and even on beaches, according to the United States Department of State, a branch of the US federal government.
Children can be trafficked to the Dominican from its neighbouring country, Haiti. Thousands of children journey to the Dominican every year – some of which are walking into the hands of traffickers.
But through raid and covert rescues, Destiny Rescue offers these children, and adults, freedom from trafficking and a new, brighter future.
In 2022, Destiny Rescue’s anti-trafficking efforts alongside police saw:
Latest rescues in the Dominican
Our work in the Dominican Republic
Our rescue agents identify victims of child sex trafficking and child sexual abuse and gather the evidence needed to build a legal case against the perpetrators. We then, along with local and federal law enforcement, execute operations to free victims and arrest offenders.
Once rescued, we work with the country’s government to ensure we meet the child’s immediate needs before reuniting them with their family or helping place them in the caring hands of a like-minded organization.
We operate rescue and reintegration programs in multiple countries across the world. Learn more about our mission to help end child sexual exploitation and trafficking in our lifetime.Learn More
Stories from the Dominican Republic
Operation Cattleya: Over 70 rescued in the Dominican Republic
Sometimes you have to pretend to be the bad guy to save them….Read Story
Destiny Rescue is fighting sex trafficking and child exploitation in the Dominican Republic
Our dedicated team in the Dominican Republic assists law enforcement in rescuing children from sexual exploitation and human trafficking and ensuring perpetrators…Read Story
“Terror” in Haiti fuels labour trafficking in the Dominican
Traffickers are exploiting Haitians wishing to flee their home country. …Read Story
Fourteen-year-old girl safe because of agent’s creativity
Destiny Rescue’s rescue agents normally go undercover, run surveillance or interview travellers at a border to rescue exploited children, but occasionally they…Read Story
From a young soccer coach to a rescue agent: Meet Jacob
“It is not only about rescuing the girl. It is about changing her life.” …Read Story
Side by Side: A Best Friend Rescue Story
Valerie* and Christina* were both young single mothers caught up in a life neither truly wanted. Coming from poor families with limited…Read Story
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