Applying Research to End Human Trafficking

Applying Research to End Human Trafficking For years, LCHT has noted the importance of research in guiding community response to combat human trafficking.  Our Colorado Project and the Colorado Action Plan are primary examples.  Similar research and evaluation principles apply to how we know we’re making a difference. Because of our history in the local anti-trafficking…

At Greater Risk: Human Trafficking and the Child Welfare System

At Greater Risk: Human Trafficking and the Child Welfare System “As child welfare agencies have increasing involvement with victims of trafficking, it becomes imperative that child welfare workers receive the training and resources necessary to help them identify children and youth who have been or are being trafficked- and that workers have access to the services and…

CoNEHT: Colorado’s Human Trafficking Hotline

The Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking (CoNEHT) is a 24/7 statewide hotline dedicated to providing resources and referrals to best serve the unique needs of trafficking survivors in our state. The hotline is operated and supervised by the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT), in partnership with Colorado Legal Services (CLS) and the Rocky…

Human Trafficking: A Public Health Issue

Human trafficking is an emerging public health issue that disproportionately impacts individuals from communities of color, and those who are experiencing hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence. However, the health-service needs of victims and survivors of human trafficking have received woefully limited attention, particularly when compared with law-enforcement and immigration responses to trafficking. Colorado’s political, socioeconomic,…

Ending the Global Crime of Human Trafficking

A Major Transnational Crime Many of us have followed the tragedy of Syria and the attendant heartbreak of streams of Syrian refugees pouring into Europe. The Syrian civil war has produced nearly five million refugees and even more internally displaced (IDPs). The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates another nine or so million refugees,…

The Compreh{END} Campaign

The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking will launch it’s annual giving campaign on Tuesday, November 29th.  The Compreh{END} Campaign has set a goal of $50,000 that will support 2017 anti-trafficking work in Colorado and beyond.  Supporters can donate or get involved as crowdfunding leaders.  Over 35 crowdfunding captains will power the campaign that kicks off on…

Mobilize the Movement: Anti-Human Trafficking in Colorado

What does it take to end human trafficking in Colorado? All of us. That means you. Me. Everyone. On October 20th,  The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking was proud to bring together over 200 people across Colorado committed to advancing anti-trafficking in our state.  Mobilize the Movement invited two distinct groups to the table: professionals…