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Child Rescue Coalition's director wins Women of Worth competition

Earns $25,000 for Boca-based nonprofit
Posted at 6:43 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 18:43:11-05

A Boca Raton nonprofit will be able put child pornography-tracking software in the hands of more police officers after winning a nationwide competition.

The Child Rescue Coalition received $25,000 Wednesday. L'Oreal named Carly Yoost its Woman of Worth. The makeup company’s annual competition recognizes women making a difference in their communities. People pick the winner by voting online. Yoost received the highest number of votes in the competition’s history. 

Yoost is the director at Child Rescue Coalition. The organization developed a program to track child pornographers on the internet. Yoost said the program has led to the arrest of 8,000 people and saved 1,900 children from abusive situations.

This award will help Yoost train police officers on how to use the software.