Our focus

Raven exists to transform our nation’s response to child exploitation.

As the first and only 501(c)4 group focused on child exploitation in the United States, we work with lawmakers, advocates, agencies, and organizations who are willing to challenge the status quo and fight to protect our most vulnerable citizens.

Increase funding and resources

Online crimes against children continue to increase, but funding levels for Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) programs have stayed the same since 2008. 

Find more efficient ways to disseminate tips and criminal intelligence to investigators and analysts in the field

Vital information and data are currently unable to be efficiently shared with law enforcement.

Show how offenders use social media to inflict harm on young people and explain the long-term impact that can result from online exploitation

Children who have experienced exploitation are more vulnerable to future exploitation, as the psychological effect of trauma is often long-lasting and challenging to overcome.

Unite agencies, organizations, and individuals fighting exploitation

We can “raise all boats,” ensuring ICAC teams and other organizations share best practices and resources.

Lobby for law and policy changes to better protect children and bring perpetrators to justice

The discrepancies in state laws often mean perpetrators are not held accountable, leaving them to continue to exploit children.

Hold technology companies accountable for content on their platforms

Social media platforms are protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a 1996 law that removes legal liability, even if the content is unlawful.

Highlight the nexus between online victimization, human trafficking, and drug abuse

Vulnerable children are more likely to be exploited, re-exploited, trafficked, and introduced to drug use.

Every IP address seen trading child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is a beacon of light leading directly to the doorstep of a child waiting for rescue

Children have no power. The members of Raven are united to take committed action on their behalf.

Online child exploitation has become a global pandemic

Technology has expanded rapidly over the last 20 years, but exploitation laws have not kept up, leaving many perpetrators unpunished and victims with lifelong trauma. 


Number of children seen in images waiting to be rescued

SOURCE: Combined Child Victim Identification Program (CVIP) databases


Suspect leads not being worked due to a lack of resources

SOURCE: National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC)


7-10 year olds seen in sexual abuse image reports

SOURCE: Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

Raven is helping those who help our children

We’re a team of subject matter experts in child protection, policy, and research throughout the Unites States.

We’re protecting children from harm by finding resources, obtaining funding, increasing awareness, advocating for legislative changes and securing protective measures on social media platforms.

In Norse mythology, Odin had two ravens: Hugin and Munin. One symbolizes memory and the other foresight. 

Our name is based on the vast combined expertise of our team and our unique ability to help others in the fight against child exploitation by providing them with memory and foresight. 

What is online child exploitation?

Online child sexual exploitation refers to the use of the Internet as a method to facilitate the sexual abuse of children. It includes a wide range of behaviors and situations that can take place directly online or through a combination of offline and online interactions. 

Most commonly this includes grooming, live streaming, producing and trading child sexual exploitation material, and coercing and blackmailing children for sexual purposes

An adult engaging a child in a chat about sexual acts

An adult sending nude or pornographic images of themselves to a child or exposing themselves via live streaming

Asking a child to view pornographic images or videos

Asking a child to perform sexual acts, expose themselves or share a sexual image

Taking or making and sharing or showing indecent images of children

Together, we can protect our children from victimization and abuse

Become an advocate

When you get involved, you can help us raise awareness, increase resources to law enforcement, and enact lasting change.


Make a difference through a one-time or recurring gift, challenging the status quo and defending the powerless.