Bringing hope
and ending victimization
through prevention,
recovery and advocacy

What if we could prevent
future crimes against children?

Born out of the nightmare that was our story,
our foundation rests on the single question.

Too many families experience the nightmare of having a child go missing. I know what it is like to be that child. I know what it is like to think that one false move may lead to not only your own death but the death of family members as well. Nobody can ever blame a child for their actions when they are being threatened, bullied, forced, or coerced into doing something unthinkable. That is why the “Elizabeth Smart Foundation” was created, because what if we could prevent future crimes against children? Wouldn’t it be worth it to do everything to bring home that one child?

Yes it would.

The Elizabeth Smart Foundation is an organization that convenes the proven efforts of partner organizations to not only prevent future crimes against children, but to address victims, survivors and families with the resources and community they need to encourage hope and empower their future.

Our work prioritizes partnerships with leading organizations and law enforcement agencies that range from crime prevention and prosecution to self defense training and sheltering survivors. Our work takes us all over the world, from women’s shelters, to educational forums, to sexual violence awareness events and everywhere online and in between. It’s through these partnerships, events, awards and resources that we focus on the prevention, the recovery and the advocacy for that one child, for all our children.