James Barnes Bio
James Barnes is a military veteran and after being honorably discharged, he became licensed in the state of Florida as a Private Investigator. Focusing his career on missing children and opening his own agency, he closed numerous cases to help find missing persons. Throughout his time working missing children cases, he attended several different Executive Protection Training Academies, even becoming an instructor of one academy. After attending the academies, he obtained several different clients organizing teams in need of Dignitary Protection abroad, particularly in Central and South America. Mr. Barnes was part of organized teams that performed several kidnap and rescue missions abroad in Central and South America. From conducting missing children cases, Mr. Barnes came across human trafficking. After attending Law Enforcement training, he realized more can be done. Mr. Barnes opened up a non-profit organization called Breaking Out Corporation whose mission statement is to provide education in the prevention of human trafficking, to provide and fund teams of specialists to find, and to rescue and aid victims of sex trafficking worldwide. Through Breaking Out, Mr. Barnes has spoken to the public in churches, universities and high schools throughout the country, to educate and prevent human trafficking. He has provided physical self-defense training with classes at different venues to women and children. He has also instructed “Stranger Danger” classes to children and parents. Soon after starting Breaking Out, Mr. Barnes provided federal law enforcement with a local human trafficking case, where he and his partner spent several years undercover at a Mexican ran club. Continuing to work alongside federal law enforcement, the undercover work resulted in two women being arrested and convicted of human trafficking. Mr. Barnes is passionate about raising necessary funds to continue to use his skills and talents for the work he has dedicated his life to.