FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COLORADOS FIGHT AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING
There is the assumption that trafficking only exists in countries ravaged by war and poverty, yet it is taking place here in our community. Denver is one of the top destination cities for sex trafficking, generating $40 million in revenue. Last year alone Colorado law enforcement recovered 94 minors from commercially sexually exploitative environments, an increase of 54 percent from the previous year.
We commend Jefferson County, state legislators, and local law enforcement for its progressive action towards tackling the issue of sex trafficking. Given the scope of the problem, those are encouraging steps. However, once these victims are identified, meeting their many needs is often daunting as resources and services are disjointed at best.
Blossom Care Network partners with organizations such as Maple Star Colorado (the state's premier trauma-informed child placement agency), to provide supplemental services and materials needed by trafficked children, but not typically available.
Ensuring that no human being is exploited in the sex trade, or anywhere else, also requires the involvement of ordinary citizens. If you believe someone us being exploited contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at (888) 3737-888. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.
For more information on how you can make a difference, visit our website at BlossomCareNetwork.org.