The Colorado Action Plan is a tool for community members and leaders to organize an informed response to human trafficking in Colorado. Beginning in 2010, LCHT led a three-year, interdisciplinary research project to better understand efforts essential to combating human trafficking. The Colorado Project produced meaningful research that ultimately identified promising practices across the U.S. being used to address this issue. As The Colorado Project came to a close, the state and national advisory board developed The Colorado Action Plan, which used that data to define key recommendations and activities for leaders in our statewide movement.
For The Colorado Action Plan, The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking conducted a substantive literature review to better understand and define the key components of promising practices within each of the recognized 4Ps: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, and Partnership. Today, The Colorado Action Plan continues to provide a roadmap for law enforcement, legal professionals, victim services, community advocates, and more. It is also the guiding plan for LCHT’s Mobilize the Movement campaign.