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The Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

The Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437).

Contact the Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking (CoNEHT) who operates the state hotline:

1-866-455-5075 TEXT 720-999-9724

 1-888-373-7888 or Text: 233733 (BEFREE)

Frequently Asked Questions

With Answers by Angela Clark

Q: Who is at risk for human trafficking?

A: Anybody [who has] a vulnerability. And if we think about that., a lot of people have vulnerability. We oftentimes use Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in our training. A trafficker understands where to find people that are homeless, and they know to offer housing, or at least a warm place. They might use the word ‘safe’ but that’s up for debate at the end of the night. They know if there’s a person that is lacking in love and belonging; Another vulnerability would be that. So, sometimes traffickers are called the Romeo traffickers. They pose as a boyfriend or a girlfriend coming in.

Q: What are the different types of human trafficking?

A: Well, they all fall under either labor trafficking or sex trafficking. So, the Polaris project has a typology report, and there’s 25 different industries that trafficking has been identified in. They’re the top leading industries like hospitality, hotels, motels, restaurants, landscaping and agriculture.

Q: What can we do to fight human trafficking?

A: First of all, become educated about it. We have a great understanding of what trafficking is and is not. Secondly, when you see something that’s suspicious, speak up. Too often we don’t want to get involved. We don’t want to be the one to make the phone call. Third, be willing to step up for domestic violence, physical abuse of children of young adults.