Is sex trafficking happening in the United States?

YES. Domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST), which is the commercial sexual exploitation of children through buying, selling, or trading their sexual services, is happening in the United States. Forms of DMST include prostitution, pornography, stripping and other sexual acts.

 

Human Trafficking is defined as:

The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.

 

Two of the most common forms of Human Trafficking are labor trafficking and sex trafficking

Why don’t these kids run away or leave their pimp?

Traffickers and pimps use physical, emotional and psychological abuse to coerce young women and men and girls and boys into a life of sex trafficking. Traffickers are master manipulators and employ tactics to create trauma bonds with victims. Traffickers often use the threat of violence against victims or victim’s loved ones to secure their submission.

Do you only care for sex trafficking victims?

Yes. Justice61 exists to aid in the rescue and restoration of girls age 13-23 caught in sex trafficking in Colorado and surrounding states.

How can I help?

Can I donate gently used items to your organization?

No, it is our belief that those within our organization are worthy of the very best. Therefore, because most of them have come into our organization without anything, we choose to provide new, unused items that can be solely theirs.  

Where does my money go?

Your investment pours into the medical, legal, mental health and educational healing of the girls in our care.

What about those who need help but have children?

We provide care for her, as well as for her child(ren). We will do our very best not separate a mother from her child(ren).

How does Justice61 work to prevent Human Trafficking?

Justice61 is not an organization that focuses on prevention education, intervention programs or the identification of at risk kids. Justice61 is a resource for Federal and Local Law Enforcement agencies to assist in the rescue and restoration of girls who have been caught in Sex Trafficking.

How does Justice61 aid in the prosecution of the offenders?

Though we are not a law enforcement agency, Justice61 provides support to the appropriate agencies by providing safety to girls who are caught up in Sex Trafficking. Due to the nature of the work our organization does, we will not disclose further details with regards to this area of our work.

Who does Justice61 partner with?

Justice61 partners with local health care providers, attorneys, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals to provide the best care possible for those entering into our programming.

What is the difference between a sex trafficked child and a child prostitute?

The human trafficking statutes state that anyone under the age of 18 is legally a victim of sex trafficking.  The law concludes that a minor is not capable of consenting to commercial sexual activity, so a minor engaged in commercial sexual activity is a victim of sex trafficking.   Thus, the terms “child prostitute” or “juvenile prostitution” are inaccurate and should instead be replaced with “minor victim of sex trafficking.”