KALISPELL, Mont. -

Police officers, attorneys, and social workers from all over Montana fought back against child sex trafficking on Thursday. They taught each other how to recognize kids at risk, or when they might already be in danger.

Guest speakers included police officers from Portland and Vancouver, WA. The sergeants explained how they prevent young people from being bought and sold in the sex trade.

One probation officer told NBC Montana how she once worked with a Montana girl who ended up in Vegas with ads on Craigslist.

?We have girls all over our community,? said Libby Moothart. ?I see them every day of the week, who could easily be pulled into something like this. I am so excited to see such a turnout as this training from just average citizens.?

People looking for more info on the group that hosted the event, Shared Hope, can visit their website here.