COMMERC CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Motor Carriers Association, the Colorado Truckstop Conference, and local elected and law enforcement officials launched an educational and awareness campaign today focused on combatting the human trafficking of underage children who are being forced to engage in prostitution.
The kick-off for the program was held at Travel Centers of America in Commerce City.
The campaign was launched in conjunction with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), a national nonprofit organization, based in Colorado, which is working with the trucking industry to help truck drivers and truck stop employees recognize children and others who may be being trafficked as part of prostitution rings and report it to law enforcement.
The campaign will use materials developed by TAT (www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org) including wallet cards, DVDs, posters and other materials to help drivers and truck stop employees to recognize and act when they suspect human trafficking may be occurring.
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