Thorn is a uniquely equipped non-profit.

We join forces with the sharpest minds from tech, non-profit, government and law enforcement. We work to stop the spread of child sexual abuse material and stand up to child traffickers. We’re also uncovering new kinds of abuse, and fighting those too.

who we are

 Thorn is the dedication of more than 350 inspiring volunteers and members of the tech community.

Thorn is the tireless efforts of our 20+ international NGO partners and 40+ tech partners.

 Thorn is committed to serving over 5,000 law enforcement officers in all 50 states and over 18 countries.

board of directors

ernie allen

Child Protection Advisor

suzanne bell

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

ray chambers

United Nations Advocate and Special Envoy

ashton kutcher


joe lonsdale

Founding Partner at 8VC and Co-Founder of Palantir

demi moore


jim pitkow

Chair of the Thorn Technology Task Force

padmasree warrior

CEO, Chief Development Officer and Board of Directors of NextEV, U.S

scientific advisor

dr. michael seto

Director, Forensic Research Unit, Ottawa Institute for Mental Health Research

“We are inspired, not deterred, by difficulty and we will continue to innovate, by bringing the best talent and resources to bear, to find children faster and stop abuse.”

—Julie Cordua, CEO