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Dominican Republic


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.

Population: 10M

Language: Spanish

TIP: Tier 2 Watchlist

Agents 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
and exploitation

Dominican Republic


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 brange 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, Child Rescue offers these children, and adults, freedom from trafficking and a new, brighter future.

In 2022, Child Rescue’s anti-trafficking efforts alongside police saw:

161

RESCUES

90

ARRESTS

69

RAIDS

Latest rescues in the Dominican


1
We collaborated with police to rescue a 10-year-old boy in the Dominican Republic.
27
Our collaborations with law enforcement over the summer rescued 21 children and six adults in the Dominican Republic.
9
Our agents worked with police on nine cases of child exploitation in the Dominican Republic.

“It is not only about rescuing the girl. It is about changing her life.”

Dominican Republic rescue agent

Our work in the Dominican Republic


Raid Rescues

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.

Post Rescue

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.


Learn More

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. 

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