WINNIPEG - Winnipeg police, working with a number of community outreach groups in the city banded together on Friday night with a shared mission of protecting youth who are at a high risk of being sexually exploited.
Police with members of StreetReach, Winnipeg Outreach Network, Resources Assistance for Youth (RAY), MaMaWi, and the Bear Clan Patrol were successful locating 8 reported missing youths on the streets, two of the youths were arrested on outstanding warrants. Each of them were taken to a place of safety.
The joint mission also lead to the following:
- 8 Crime Prevention through Social Development (CPTSD) contacts were made to identify and assist those involved in the Sex Trade
- 63 Contacts of both Youths and Adults were made by partner agencies who provided various supplies including, Harm Reduction kits/Food and/or Clothing
- 55 locations, known to be frequented by high risk missing youths, were checked
- 14 Referrals provided to partner agencies