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.