Our Work

OUR WORK

VISION

To create an informed social change movement to end human trafficking.

MISSION

To compel data-driven actions to end human trafficking by conducting research, training professionals and first responders, educating the public, and operating the statewide 24/7 hotline.

OUR STORY

The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking

Welcome to the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT). We’re anti-trafficking and we think you should be, too!

In 2005, we launched Polaris Project Colorado with a small group of dedicated volunteers committed to ending human trafficking in Colorado. During our early years we supported local anti-trafficking efforts by raising public awareness, facilitating professional trainings, and conducting community-based research.

In 2010, we formally transitioned to an an independent 501(c)3, and The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking was born. In the years since, we have:

  • Trained and educated over 25,000 first responders, professionals and community members.
  • Conducted three major research projects in Colorado to drive action and inform policy change.
  • Promoted a statewide Action Plan informed by our research and designed for communities across Colorado to combat trafficking and support survivors.
  • Started managing Colorado’s 24/7 Human Trafficking Hotline.
  • Supported over 125 interns as future human rights leaders.

OUR VALUES

OUR PROGRAMS

TRAINING

Trainings for professionals and first responders who work with populations vulnerable to human trafficking.

CoNEHT HOTLINE

Colorado’s 24/7 human trafficking hotline connecting callers to CoNEHT’s statewide resource directory.

EDUCATION

Presentations designed to raise the public’s awareness and response to human trafficking.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Internships and opportunities for individuals who want to become leaders in the field of human rights.

RESEARCH

Our research identifies promising practices to prevent trafficking, protect victims, prosecute criminals, and support partnerships across Colorado and beyond.

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