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We Use Artificial Intelligence to Impact Institutions and Individuals to Expose and End Child Sexual Exploitation and Assault

We identify and defeat sexual predators and expose and transform the institutions that engage in cover-up.

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Our primary focus is to fight the institutional cover-up of predators who engage in

Our Team

Honorable Sen. Joseph L. Dunn (Ret.)

Senator Dunn is the founding Chair, Board of Directors, of the Zero Abuse Project, a new nonprofit focused on reducing the incidence of sexual exploitation of children in all of its forms on a global basis.

Senator Dunn is also currently the Assistant Dean of External Relations as well as a Lecturer at the UCI School of Law. He serves as the primary point person for the launch of the UCI Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute, the Civil Justice Research Institute, and the UCI Institute on Policing in Society.

Senator Dunn was a member of the California State Senate from 1998-2006. While serving in the Legislature, he chaired key committees such as the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Housing and Transportation Committee. He received international acclaim as Chair of the Senate Investigation Committee into the 2001 California Energy Crisis. California Lawyer Magazine labeled Senator Dunn as “the Man Who Cracked Enron.”

Between 2006-2014, Sen. Dunn served as CEO of both the State Bar of California, the judicial branch regulatory body overseeing all aspects of the profession of law, and the California Medical Association, the most influential state medical organization in the nation, representing more than 30,000 California doctors.

Prior to entering the Senate, Senator Dunn practiced law, handling cases involving the sexual exploitation of children, products liability litigation relating to defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals, and environmental cases.

He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota School of Law (1983) and his B.A magna cum laude from The College of St. Thomas (1980).

Joelle Casteix

Joelle is a member of the founding board of directors of the Zero Abuse Project, a new nonprofit focused on ending the global problem of the sexual exploitation of children.

In addition to this work, Joelle is one of the leading global advocates and spokespeople for survivors of child sexual assault. A survivor herself, she has spent the past 15 years working with other survivors and worldwide victims’ groups to expose systemic child sexual abuse and cover-up within institutions. No one else has her depth of knowledge on the scope and scale of the problem worldwide and the effects of this crime on victims and communities.

Her expertise includes how institutions such as the Roman Catholic Church, public schools, and other organizations cover-up and enable child sexual assault; the role parents play in prevention; and how to eradicate and end the cycle through emerging technology and strong victim-friendly legislation.

Joelle is the award-winning author of the bestsellers The Well-Armored Child: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse (RiverGrove Books) and The Power of Responsibility (based on her wildly successful TEDx talk.). She is also a former member of the adjunct faculty of the UCI School of Law.

Joelle works with numerous organizations dedicated to stopping child sexual assault, child sex trafficking, and sexual assault within institutions. She speaks across the globe to groups such as schools, universities, governmental organizations, corporations, parents, NGOs, conventions, and civic groups on all aspects of child sexual abuse prevention, healing, and the exposure of the cover-up. Her TEDx talk is being used by therapists in the clinic setting to help survivors of abuse and assault.

Joelle’s other books include: The Compassionate Response: How to help and empower the adult victim of child sexual abuse, and Scram! A Parent’s Quick-Start Guide to Preventing, Identifying, and Ending Bullying.