About UsEstablished in 2010, Blackbox International is a faith-based, Christ-centered, not-for-profit organization that exists to holistically rehabilitate formerly sex-trafficked boys and young men. Blackbox provides the critical aftercare component for boys rescued from sex trafficking in order to help them find healing from their past, joy in the present, and purpose for their future. We believe they will be restored from the hurt and confusion that has been inflicted upon them and one day become men who will change the world.
the story must change
You know this happens to boys… right? Over 1.2 million children are trafficked each year for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Conservative estimates say, of that number, over 400,000 are boys. They are abused because of the greed of “owners” and the lust of “clients.”
Blackbox seeks to bring healing to boys rescued out of sex trafficking through holistic aftercare. We provide care for boys and young men in our safe-home in the Dominican Republic and are expanding. We are learning from this first initiative and developing a model that can be reproduced globally.
Sex trafficking has devastating consequences for minors, including long-lasting physical and psychological trauma, disease (including HIV/ AIDS), drug addiction, malnutrition, social ostracism, and possible death. They need to be rescued and healed. Tragically, there is little help or hope for victimized boys anywhere on the planet. Blackbox International was created to change that. We believe that healing is not only possible, but that it MUST be an option for these boys.
The most important people, a team of Dominican National Staff, lead the implementation of our holistic aftercare model in the home.
President | Founder
Vice President | Field Coaching & Staff Care
Vice President | Operations
Field Services Coordinator
Director | Donor Relations
Director | Client Services | Disabilities Specialist
Advocacy & Transitions Program Coordinator
Director | Finance
Advocacy & Client Services Coordinator
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Board of trustees
Dr. Chris Dewelt
Chairman of the Board | Retired Professor | Ozark Christian College
Owner/Operator | Chick-Fil-A | Bartlseville, OK
Pastor | Central Christian Church | Fort Smith, AR
Senior Director | Personnel & Strategies | Christ's Church of Oronogo
Director of Prevention | Rapha International
Founder | Former Director | Global R.E.S.T. Missionary Care & Restoration
Associate Minister | Phillipsburg Christian Church
Preaching | Leadership | Highland Park Christian Church - Tulsa
Agent | New York Life Insurance
Associate Academic Dean/New Testament & Critical Backgrounds Professor | Ozark Christian College