Attorney General Tim Fox, is working with the Georgia non-profit organization Street Grace and the Montana Broadcasters Association. Together today they announced participation in the child sex trafficking awareness public service announcement campaign, called “Demand an End.”

Earlier this year the Montana Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation said the number of juvenile human trafficking victims rescued here has increased by 400%.

“The demand for child sex trafficking is ever-present across our country, including during the holiday season.  Montana is no different,” said Attorney General Tim Fox. “While our ongoing outreach efforts regarding human trafficking have resulted in greater public awareness, this time, we want to direct our message toward the purchasers of sexually exploited children and demand an end to their victimization of our young people.”

Attorney General Fox also thanked agency partners Street Grace, the Montana Broadcasters Association, for making it possible to air the television public service announcements free of charge.

Dewey Bruce, President/CEO of the Montana Broadcasters Association, said

“The Montana Broadcasters Association is proud to help the Montana Department of Justice get the word out on the issue of child sex trafficking prevention.  We thank our member TV stations for their commitment to running the PSA free of charge through next spring in the hopes of raising awareness of viewers statewide.”

Human trafficking awareness and prevention have been key initiatives of the Montana Department of Justice since Attorney General Fox took office four years ago.

Montana is one of the top three states in the country in its efforts to prevent child sex trafficking.