Fishtech Group Supports the Just Ask Prevention Project to help fight Human Trafficking

Updated on 8/16/2022 to include the new organization name and email address.

Mclean, VA – Human trafficking is a prevalent and growing crime in the United States. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported that they have seen an increase of 846%, nationally, in reports of suspected child sex trafficking. In an effort to combat this injustice, the Just Ask Prevention Project has developed seven comprehensive prevention programs that it implements throughout the northern Virginia region, as well as other parts of the United States in an effort to safeguard those communities from human trafficking and exploitation.

Born in the cloud, Fishtech is a data-driven cybersecurity solutions provider for any computing platform.  Fishtech shares the mission of Just Ask Prevention in safeguarding communities.  Just Ask Executive Director was invited to preview a security solution design to enhance capacity for law enforcement in responding to threats, including human trafficking.  In a show of support, Fishtech/Haystax presented Just Ask Prevention with a generous donation to further its efforts to equip law enforcement.

I was honored to preview the amazing product developed by Haystax which I believe will positively impact the ability of law enforcement to properly respond to many threats.  The Just Ask Prevention Project is extremely thankful for the support of Fishtech and Haystax.  Through their donation we are able to enhance our prevention programs and strengthen law enforcement’s response to human trafficking and exploitation.” – Bill Woolf, Executive Director, Just Ask.

The Just Ask Prevention is a 501(c)(3) multidisciplinary collaborative team with an unmatched level of expertise in fighting human trafficking and other forms of exploitation. The Just Ask Prevention Project seeks to inoculate communities against the threat of human trafficking, a public health crisis, by implementing youth curriculum, awareness campaigns, and professional training to schools, youth groups, hotels, retail, faith communities, law enforcement, and other front-line professionals in the identification, prevention, and response to human trafficking and other forms of exploitation. Since it was founded in 2013, the Just Ask Prevention Project has trained over 900 professional and community-based organizations in education, prevention, and intervention in suspected cases of exploitation. The Just Ask Prevention Project believes in safeguarding communities through partnership.

Started in 2016 by Gary Fish, Fishtech was built to address a huge gap in cybersecurity between traditional on-premise solutions and the cloud. Focused on advisory, technology, and operations, we are Cloud-era security experts navigating our customers through secure digital transformation.

Fishtech is the flagship entity of Fishtech Group, which includes the Security-as-a-Service division CYDERES, the wholly owned security analytics firm Haystax Technology of McLean, VA, and venture partners Perch Security of Tampa, FL, and Foresite of Overland Park, KS.  Haystax, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is a security analytics platform applies artificial intelligence techniques to reason like a team of analysts and prioritizes risk in real time at scale for more efficient protection of critical assets.

For more information:

Contact the Just Ask Prevention Project (now Anti-Trafficking International) at [email protected], visit our website ( or call 1-833-ASK2END


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