Colorado has come a long way since 1986 when employment tax and nuisance laws were the only remedies to address exploitation. Laws and organizations have grown and strengthened over the past 30 years, and Colorado is developing a strong safety net to address exploitation and human trafficking.

From Battlement Mesa to the Bells – contact Investigator Lee Damuth 970-384-3507

The Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437). Mandatory reporting for child abuse and neglect for the Colorado Department of Human Services.


People can report concerns of child sex trafficking to the hotline starting this year. With the passage of House Bill 16-1224, which expanded Colorado’s statutory definition of “child abuse or neglect” to include any case in which a child is subjected to human trafficking for sexual servitude, victims will now have better access to services for treatment and recovery, and law enforcement will have greater latitude in responding to reports of child abuse or neglect within a family or involving third parties and as part of a criminal investigation.

All callers are able to speak with a call-taker 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To report a tip, get technical assistance or learn about resources available in our state for trafficking survivors you may contact:

Contact the Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking (CoNEHT) who operates the state hotline: 1-866-455-5075 TEXT 720-999-9724

The National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH): 1-888-373-7888 or Text: 233733 (BEFREE)

More local HELP


Advocate Safehouse Project

Serving Garfield County with the mission to promote healthy relationships free from violence through education, advocacy, empowerment and safe-housing.
24-hour Crisis Helpline: (970) 285.0209
Office: (970) 945.2632

Bright Future Foundation

Community-based domestic violence and sexual assault agency in the Eagle Valley. Bright Future serves clients with prevention, crisis intervention, advocacy, and long-term healing services.
24-hour Crisis Helpline: (970) 949-7086
Office: (970) 949-7097

Alpine Legal Services

Alpine Legal Services is a private, non-profit civil legal assistance agency dedicated to providing legal services and upholding fundamental legal rights in Garfield, Pitkin and western Eagle Counties.
Office: (970) 945-8858

River Bridge Regional Center, Inc.

River Bridge is a child advocacy center utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, assessment, treatment, and investigation of child abuse.
Office: (970) 945-5195

Mind Springs Health

Providing access to quality mental health and substance abuse services, enhancing recovery and resilience in individuals, families and communities.
Aspen Office: (970) 920.5555
24-hour Crisis Helpline: (888) 204.4004
Text: TALK to 38255

Aspen Hope Center

Suicide Prevention, Crisis De-escalation & Psychiatric Care.
24-hour Crisis Helpline: (970) 925-5858

Aspen Strong

The Aspen Strong Foundation is a nonprofit organization in the Roaring Fork Valley promoting mental hygiene and connecting the mental health resources.