The Demand Project
The mission of The Demand Project is to end child sex crimes by targeting the demand side, the predator.
Jason Weis formed The Demand Project to eradicate the sexual exploitation of children that occurs from victims of trafficking, forced prostitution, online enticement, or child pornography. Their mission is implemented in three ways: awareness, community action, and prevention. They have strategic alliances with law enforcement (the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics that targets traffickers). The Demand Project raises funds for individuals that do the work of investigation, prosecution, and arrest.
The Demand Project is having a golf tournament at The Patriot on June 10th. It's sponsored by Vintage Pearl and they are seeking corporate sponsorships and individuals to form teams to play. The Director of Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Steve Tanner and the Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Darrell Weaver will be speaking. Jason Weis has teamed up with Senator Dan Newberry on Senate Bill 1002 that gives permanent funding to the internet crimes against children task force. Weis says this bill supporting Oklahoma law enforcement has passed the Senate and is in the House of Representatives. He encourages people to contact their legislators to support SB1002.
Weis says that they would love to be invited to speak at churches, PTAs, schools, etc. They want to help equip children and their parents on ways to stay safe. For children Weis and his wife covers signs to look out for and ways to stay safe online. For parents they inform them about having open dialogue with their kids.