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STOP child exploitation

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our mission

Derived from the Latin verb meaning “watch over or guard"

The mission of The Asservo Project is to combat global human trafficking and sexual predators, support the recovery of victims, and aid in the imprisonment of perpetrators. Our team of diverse, dedicated, and experienced professionals utilize the latest cutting-edge technology to identify, analyze, and eradicate sexual exploitation and their associated networks.

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Joseph Sweeney


Joseph Sweeney serves as the Founder/CEO of The Asservo Project. For over 25 years, Mr. Sweeney has devoted himself to serving his country and community as a former SWAT Operator, Bomb Squad Commander, and U.S government Explosive Security Specialist.  While serving overseas working Anti-Terrorism programs, he had conversations with colleagues about child kidnapping and human trafficking.  Once aware of the size and scope of this epidemic and the lack of effort to combat it, he felt he had to do something to help these people and consequently The Asservo Project was formed, an organization to combat the Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation epidemic. We provide resources to assist Law Enforcement and conduct awareness seminars and build relationships with global organizations, The Asservo Project will succeed in rescuing and helping those affected by this criminal enterprise.   

Mr. Sweeney is also the former International Director of The International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) and currently serves on its Board of Trustees. He is also a member in good standing with the National Tactical Officers Association.

Joseph Sweeney


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H&R Block Non-Profit Referral


H&R Block or BlockAdvisors


January 28th, 2019 - April 15th, 2019


Help us raise money by getting your taxes prepared by H&R Block or Block Advisors.  Get a referral code from the link below or e-mail us at info@theasservoproject.org and present it at your appointment.

If you are a new client, we will get a $20 contribution. Thanks in advance!  

Click this link to get the forms: http://www.hrblockreferrals.com/NonProfit/KitFlyer/40010001100902

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Our Services

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Combating Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation

We believe that every person is entitled to dignity, to live in peace and choose their own path in life free from fear. Trafficking of persons and Child Exploitation, in all of its forms, robs the freedom and basic rights of the individual and it is our mission to stop these horrible practices and hold these criminals accountable.

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Data Analytics

We pursue predators in the dark places of the web where their networks operate and hide. By partnering with the leading organizations and agencies in cyber tracking and data analysis, we employ cutting edge analytics and tracing tools to identify individuals who target children, young adults, and the uniquely vulnerable. 

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Awareness and Prevention

Awareness to this epidemic is a priority for The Asservo Project. We provide educational seminars by request on a case by case availability, discussions at schools, organizations and the workplace to present the identifying signs of someone being trafficked or exploited. 

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We only have two choices - do nothing, or do something.

Matt Fedowitz, The Asservo Project
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our Upcoming EVENTS

Skate For A Cause Family Event


UPMC Lemieux Complex

8000 Cranberry Springs Dr, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066  


February 23, 2019 2-4 PM


Join us for this fun family event! Proceeds will directly support our cyber investigations team as they continue to fight human trafficking and child exploitation.  

Additional Details: $10 includes entrance to public skate and skate rental. (Due to limited sizes please feel free to bring your own skates.)

Please Pre-register in order for The Asservo Project to benefit from this event:  


Combating Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation


Northland Public Library

300 Cumberland Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237


Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7 PM – 8 PM


Did you know that human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world, generating more than $150 billion US dollars every year? Join The Asservo Project as they talk about their organization's assistance in the pursuit, surveillance, and prosecution of human traffickers as well as the rescue, recovery, and support of the victims. They'll discuss the signs of someone being trafficked or exploited and ways you can help.


Registration is required for this adult program. You may register online, in person at the adult reference desk or by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113.

Adult Services Reference Desk    412-366-8100 x113    colemank2@einetwork.net
148-1 & 2

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