Powering Colorado’s 24/7 Human Trafficking Hotline

If you or someone you’ve witnessed could be a victim of human trafficking, contact Colorado’s Human Trafficking Hotline (CoNEHT) at 1-866-455-5075. Human trafficking is one of the most serious human rights violations in modern times. While movies and television may lead you to believe this is only happening in far-off places and foreign countries, Colorado…

Giving Tuesday and Momentum to End Human Trafficking

Finding Momentum During A Global Giving Movement Welcome to the Momentum Campaign! On an election year, you might be a little bit tired of the word “campaign”. We promise that this is an effort you can still get excited about. After all, today is #GivingTuesday. It’s expected that more than 2.5 million charitable gifts totaling more than $300 million will be…

Turning Research into Action with the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking

My name is Kristen Anna, and I am a research intern at the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT). My experience participating in LCHT’s Leadership Development Program this summer has been fascinating, eye-opening, occasionally confusing, and wonderful. The main reason I was drawn to LCHT was because I was on the search for something. I…

Preventing Exploitation Through Anti-Trafficking Trainings

Tell us about some of the training and education efforts that you’ve been involved in recently. The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT) receives training requests from a diverse range of professionals and community members including first responders, service providers, and community groups. Over the last two years, we’ve placed a greater focus on training…

Become a Lab Catalyst this May!

Today I’m proud to announce the launch of a special group of supporters we’re calling Lab Catalysts!  Lab Catalysts are individuals who commit to a recurring gift that supports our anti-trafficking work throughout the year.  This May, we’ve set a goal of partnering with 50 new Lab Catalysts.  Will you become one of them today? Here at “The Lab”, we often talk…

The Colorado Human Trafficking Council Tackles Labor Trafficking

Between 2014 and 2016, state prosecutors in Colorado filed 97 cases using the new human trafficking statutes. But of those cases, only one constituted labor trafficking. Recognizing the state’s lagging efforts to address labor trafficking, the Colorado Human Trafficking Council (CHTC) dedicated two of its monthly meetings in 2017 to learn more about how it…

Reflections on the Colorado Human Trafficking Council 2017 Annual Report

A Brief History of Colorado’s Human Trafficking Council As a quick summary, the Colorado Human Trafficking Council was written into HB14-1273, which made sweeping changes to Colorado state laws on human trafficking. Much of HB14-1273, sponsored by former Representative Beth McCann (now Denver’s District Attorney), followed recommendations set forth in the Uniform Act on Prevention…