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TransUnion Joins with Senator Kirk to Support Child Rescue Coalition Training

Support helps law enforcement protect children from sexual exploitation online

TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) joined with U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Child Rescue Coalition (CRC) this week to support the training of Illinois law enforcement and prosecutorial bodies to shield and rescue children from sexual exploitation.

CRC provides investigators with advanced data and technology to help track, arrest and convict those who use the Internet to harm children. TransUnion is a founding sponsor of CRC and introduced the Senator and his team to the organization last year.

Jim Peck, president and CEO of TransUnion
“We believe that information can be a powerful force for good to help build stronger communities, in this case by helping to identify and prosecute child predators. Child Rescue Coalition is helping to bring justice to terrible crimes, but they need help from all of us to do more. Senator Kirk has a strong track record of fighting exploitation, and we recognized a great opportunity to join forces to protect our children.” 
Jim Peck, president and CEO of TransUnion

"When I met with the Child Rescue Coalition over a year ago, I saw the most advanced child predator tracking software in the world and I wanted Illinois law enforcement to have full use of this tool,” said U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). “Through this training over 20 Illinois police departments are better able to track and stop these low-life criminals. We won't stop until law enforcement across the state have access to the best technology available to keep kids safe.”

In the last four years, the Child Rescue Coalition has helped law enforcement worldwide rescue more than 1,500 children and make approximately 6,500 arrests.

“Our coalition is making an important difference in the lives of abused children, and we need all the help we can get,” said Carly Asher Yoost, president and founder of the Child Rescue Coalition. “We welcome the support of Senator Kirk and Illinois law enforcement to rescue more children and apprehend their abusers.”

TransUnion provides ongoing support to CRC in the form of financial donations, operational support and employee volunteer time. In 2015, TransUnion donated more than $100,000 to CRC.

Organizations and individuals interested in supporting the Child Rescue Coalition are encouraged to visit http://childrescuecoalition.org/contact-and-donate.

About TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)

Information is a powerful thing. At TransUnion, we realize that. We are dedicated to finding innovative ways information can be used to help individuals make better and smarter decisions. We help uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity. Today, TransUnion has a global presence in more than 30 countries and a leading presence in several international markets across North America, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Through the power of information, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies and families and safer communities worldwide.

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