National Volunteer Week Amidst Coronavirus: A Catalyst for Social Change

It’s National Volunteer Week and I find myself at a loss for words. Amidst the collective grief and uncertainty we are all experiencing with the coronavirus pandemic, I have been overwhelmed by the generosity, ingenuity and courage I am observing in our country and around the world. During a time when it would seem that…

Onward: Let’s Continue the Journey to End Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the worst human rights abuses in the world – and it happens right here in Colorado. Since 2005, the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking has worked to end this crime in our local communities. This month, your support of the Onward Campaign will help advance a growing movement through anti-trafficking training, community-based…

Evaluate and Replicate: How Colorado Anti-Trafficking Can Advance Promising Practices

My name is Annie Miller, and I had the privilege of helping lead our most recent community-based research with the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking: Colorado Project 2.0. While our recent work revealed that Colorado communities have become more organized and prepared to respond to human trafficking, we know there is so much more to…

Getting Trained: How School Districts and Educators Can Combat Human Trafficking

It’s back to school time across the United States. In the most recent school year in Colorado, the Colorado Department of Education counted 911,536 PK-12 students enrolled in 1,900 schools across 178 school districts. Those students were supported by nearly 60,000 teachers and countless more support staff. Schools are one of the only places in…

Housing, Homelessness, and Human Trafficking

In 2019, LCHT released Colorado Project 2.0, a community-based research report evaluating human trafficking in Colorado. In response to this report, a group of diverse survivors, practitioners, law enforcement professionals, and advocates developed Action Plan 2.0. This action plan provides recommendations to combat trafficking based off of Colorado Project 2.0 data. Together, these reports illuminate…

Around Colorado: Raising the Professional Response to Human Trafficking in Our State

Training and education is one of the four main programming areas at the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT).  As the anti-trafficking movement in Colorado has grown in capacity and collaboration, so has the reach of LCHT’s training program.  LCHT receives training requests from a diverse range of professionals and community members including first responders,…

Now Available By Text: Colorado’s Human Trafficking Hotline

It’s an exciting week here at The Lab! We are proud to announce that in addition to taking phone calls, Colorado’s 24/7 Human Trafficking Hotline is now available through text messaging! As text line services become a more popular means of communicating and supporting people in crisis, we know that text features will only strengthen…

The Colorado Project 2.0

First Look: The Colorado Project to Comprehensively Combat Human Trafficking 2.0

The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking’s Leadership Development Program exists to prepare human rights leaders and survivors with the knowledge, skills, and professional development opportunities necessary to contribute to the anti-trafficking movement. We are proud to have the opportunity to work alongside leaders like Rebecca Brownsword, who is wrapping up her participation with our spring cohort and graduating from CU Boulder next month.

Shifting Perceptions: Internship Reflections From Rebecca Brownsword

The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking’s Leadership Development Program exists to prepare human rights leaders and survivors with the knowledge, skills, and professional development opportunities necessary to contribute to the anti-trafficking movement. We are proud to have the opportunity to work alongside leaders like Rebecca Brownsword, who is wrapping up her participation with our spring cohort and graduating from CU Boulder next month.