Timothy Ballard is the founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) and the author of several books. He organizes activities on the national and international level to stop child trafficking. Hundreds of trafficking victims have been rescued by Tim Ballard and Operation Underground Railroad. They have also assisted in the arrest of over 370 traffickers.
Ballard's work includes the development of software and internet investigations specifically to infiltrate file-share networks where traffickers exchange child pornography. Ballard has assisted in the training of many law enforcement officers in these procedures. He has also testified before the United States Congress and has recommended procedures and practices for rescuing children from trafficking rings. The activities of Ballard and OUR have had major media coverage.