The Abolitionists, a 2016 documentary film by Darrin Fletcher and Chet Thomas is released about a sting mission orchestrated in Colombia by the independent Operation Underground Railroad jump team, led by former U.S. Homeland Security Special Agent Timothy Ballard, countering child sex trafficking.
Since Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) was formed in December 2013, they’ve gathered the world’s experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. O.U.R.’s Underground Jump Team consists of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts. These operations are always in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world. In its brief existence, O.U.R. has rescued over 1,000 victims and assisted in the arrests of hundreds of traffickers around the world.
Once victims are rescued, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins.