It is estimated there are 100,000 to 300,000 children in the United States that are “at risk” of being sexually exploited into forced prostitution and pornography each year.
As awareness and resources are on the rise, law enforcement’s rescue efforts are also increasing.
In Colorado alone, under the direction of the Innocence Lost Task Force and state law enforcement the rescue numbers are growing:
2013: 61 minors
2014: 94 minors
2016: 124 minors
Young men and women over the age of 18 are also recovered each year. Although the process is more difficult, CO is working to change the law to recognize that these individuals are ALSO victims, in need of protection, not prosecution!
When girls are rescued, Restore Innocence is there - both offering Restoration Bags and the opportunity to receive a mentor. You can help us make this restoration possible!