The Cycle of Freedom

The key to stopping the cycle of slavery is pursuing the cycle of freedom. Rescue, Restore, Raise Up™ is our model of fighting slavery. When one victim is rescued they then can influence the world, thus creating a Cycle of Freedom.

CRI is not just an awareness campaign, but also an action movement, rescuing victims of human trafficking and at-risk children worldwide. Over the past few years, over 2,000 children and their families have been freed from the horrors of slavery.



This 3 year old boy (below)  was forced to labor in a brick field in the scorching hot sun.  His brother and he would load mud onto a heavy wheelbarrow. His hands were not able to reach around the handles. As he struggled to push the mud, he would often lose his grip and, nearly falling, would strain to pick the wheelbarrow back up.
But for this boy, CRI was able to negotiate his freedom and the freedom of several others.  This is only one story of rescue, and the work does not stop there.

(See his story in the video below)


Bruce carries a small child and leads a multitude of slaves out of the brickfield to new hope and new lives.Restore

After being rescued, CRI transports the victims to safety. The rescued people are placed in safe homes, and provided with food and medical care. Not only are victims in need of physical restoration, but they are also recovering from deep emotional scars.

The restoration process starts on the day of the rescue. Children are moved to a safe location where they will attend school, and families are kept together and taught how to live as free people.  Schooling is an important step in the restoration process, since many victims were born into slavery and have little to no education. CRI also trains up people who help with aftercare.

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Education is vital to creating a slave-free world. CRI helped fund the construction of a large school in Asia for rescued children, and supports schools around the world that educate children coming out of human trafficking and child labor.  These kids are the next generation of advocates for a slave free world!

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Adam · March 10, 2018 at 12:49 pm

After serving 10 years in the military (6 army, 4 Navy), deploying to Iraq, working as an overseas contractor in Afghanistan on two tours, and graduating with Honors from Executive Security International I feel this is what it has all been leading up to. I would love to attend your June 10th-16th course if you still have any open spots, and to be a part of your rescue team. I can send you a copy of my resume and credintials upon request. Thank you very much.

Col Sandy Harter · May 16, 2018 at 10:44 pm

I am interested in your program. How do i get involved? Experience in foreign operations mainly in the Mideast.

Col Sandy

    Bruce Ladebu · May 21, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Hello Col Sandy, thank you for your interest in our work rescuing children. Please feel free to give me a call to discuss how to get involved. Bruce Ladebu Founder/Director The Children’s Rescue Initiative

Geoffrey Becker · June 22, 2018 at 9:26 am

What this organization does is very similar to what International Justice Mission ( does. Have you talked with them about partnering?

    Bruce Ladebu · December 5, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Hi Geoffrey,

    I’m so sorry for the late reply. We’re looking into it. Thank you for the suggestion!

Toni K. · August 8, 2018 at 3:42 pm

I want to thank CRI for the amazing training I recieved. Five stars for sure! CRI is now my family. Thank you.

    Bruce Ladebu · November 26, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks, Toni! =)

Gregory Wells · September 30, 2018 at 2:55 pm

Mr. Ladebu
I am interested in your mission to save children and sending a contribution. I also looking for other ways of supporting CRI.

Greg Wells

    Bruce Ladebu · November 26, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Hi Greg,

    I’m sorry for the late reply. If you’re still interested, we would love to work with you! In order to go on a mission, you’ll have to attend our TEAMS training. You can sign up on our website. To make a monetary contribution, go to the homepage and click “donate.” You can set it up there for a one-time or recurring donation. If you’d like to talk more about working with us, please email us at Thank you!

Abdul Mazumder · May 2, 2019 at 4:28 pm

Hi Good Evening. I am interested upcoming TEAMS course on the June. If you have any slot open, I can join this course. Please let me know how much total cost this course. Thank you.

    Bruce Ladebu · June 19, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Abdul, our next TEAMS training is in a few months. I emailed you with more details.

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