Restore Innocence aids victims of human sex trafficking in the rescue, restoration and reintegration process by providing for victims’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Colorado Springs residents Jason and Michelle Korth founded Restore Innocence in 2010 after they learned of domestic minor sex trafficking. As they researched services for survivors, they found there were only enough beds in the United States to help less than 1 percent of those rescued. Restore Innocence is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
The team has grown to include five staff, 12 mentors and nearly 100 volunteers throughout the country, according to the organization’s website, restoreinnocence.org.
The FBI will present the award Tuesday morning at the FBI office in Denver, according to a news release.
Since 1990, the Director’s Community Leadership Award has been the principle means for the FBI to publicly recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations that make “extraordinary” contributions to crime and violence prevention and education in their communities. Each field office selects one individual or organization each year.