Manitoba

Joint Winnipeg taskforce locates 8 missing at-risk teens

Eight missing youth were located over the weekend in the latest street sweep by Project Return, a joint project that marshals support from police and community groups to help teens at-risk of being sexually exploited.

Project Return marshals support from police, community groups to help youth at-risk of sexual exploitation

Police and member agencies of Project Return helped find missing youth and handed out harm reduction kit and other supplies last Friday. (CBC)

Eight missing youth were located over the weekend in the latest street sweep by Project Return, a joint project that marshals support from police and community groups to help teens at-risk of being sexually exploited.

On Friday, officers worked with local outreach workers to check 55 locations known to be places where missing young people hang out.

Of the eight reported missing who were found, two were then arrested on outstanding warrants.

Police and partner agencies — including members of Bear Clan Patrol, Winnipeg Outreach Network, StreetReach, Resources Assistance for Youth (RAY) and MaMaWi — made contact with 63 youth and adults during the sweep, handing out harm reduction kits and other supplies in the process.

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