What is the Innocent Lives Foundation’s mission?

We identify child predators to help bring them to justice.

How does the ILF accomplish its mission?

We use Open Source Intelligence Gathering (OSINT) methods to identify child predators. Once we have gathered an appropriate amount of information to confirm the identification of the predator, that file is then submitted to law enforcement.

Is the ILF a government agency?

No. The Innocent Lives Foundation is a privately owned, and operated nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 82-1110116

If I have knowledge of a child being exploited or abused should I report the case to the Innocent Lives Foundation?

If you know of a child being harmed please report this information immediately to the CyberTipline and contact your local law enforcement. If you suspect a child is being abused, exploited, or groomed please report the case to the Innocent Lives Foundation via our Report a Case form and we will launch an investigation.

What is the conviction rate of cases worked by the ILF?

It is our goal to provide enough evidence in each of our case files to lead to a conviction. However, once a case has been accepted by law enforcement it is out of our control, and law enforcement has no obligation to report the result of cases we submit to them. Therefore we cannot provide conviction statistics.

What is the ILF’s “Wellness Program?

The Innocent Lives Foundation cares deeply for all of our volunteers and employees. The Wellness Program is our way of ensuring we are not damaging the mental health of our volunteers in any way. All of our volunteers and employees are required to receive a mental wellness evaluation once a quarter (once a month for the members of our Predator Identification Team)

How can I support the ILF’s mission?

As a nonprofit organization we rely on generous donations in order to operate. Please consider donating to our mission. For additional ways you can support our mission please visit our Get Involved page.

Is the ILF a vigilante organization?

Absolutely not. The ILF operates under strict guidelines and regulations. One of our guiding principles as an organization is, “no vigilantism,” because predators take advantage of loopholes to avoid prosecution. By not engaging in vigilante behavior, these loopholes do not exist. To learn more, watch “Why Vigilantism Doesn’t Work.”

Where can I obtain financial records for the ILF?

Links to our financial records are found at the footer of every webpage. For more detailed information please see our GuideStar profile.