of Southern Colorado


Our Mission

Vision: To end human trafficking, thereby reducing suffering and making our community safer.

The mission of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado is to build a collaboration of organizations and individuals to reduce human suffering caused by human trafficking, through advocacy, awareness, rehabilitation, and services for survivors.

Human Trafficking Task Force meetings are:
2nd Tuesday of each month
First United Methodist Church
420 N. Nevada
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Room #233
Use Boulder St. Entrance.

Next meeting:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Our guest speaker will be Susan Payne from Safe2Tell.

Regarded as a leading subject matter expert on school safety, Susan Payne has a career spanning over three decades. She is a decorated law enforcement veteran who began her career with the Colorado Springs Police Department where she worked undercover for multiple crime units. Susan has the distinction of also being the Colorado Department of Public Safety’s first Special Agent dedicated specifically to school safety.

The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Secret Service all recognize Susan as a subject matter expert in school safety and prevention strategies. In addition to her school safety work, Susan is recognized throughout North America for her expertise in crisis management and recovery response. Because of this, Susan is often requested to help other States and communities navigate the aftermath of a trauma. Her most recent work included assisting the Florida Attorney General’s efforts following the February 14, 2018 shootings at a high school in Parkland, FL.

A wife and mother of three children, Colorado native Susan Payne is also the Founder of Safe2Tell™, a prevention initiative developed as a response to the 1999 Columbine tragedy in Littleton, Colorado. Susan currently serves in dual roles as the Executive Director for Safe2Tell Colorado and as the Director of Safe Schools under the Colorado Department of Law. Since 2004, over 40,000 reports have been received by Safe2Tell, resulting in calculable tragedies being thwarted and hundreds of lives being saved! Second to none, the proven success of the Safe2Tell program model has made it a national standard that other States, along with Susan’s guidance, are now replicating.

Our meetings are open to organizations and individuals who are interested in stopping Modern Day Slavery, especially in our community. We are a 501 C 3 organization as recognized by the IRS.

Roger Patrizio, Chairman
Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado

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