Group photo of Colorado’s 24/7 Human Trafficking Hotline team

A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Colorado’s 24/7 Human Trafficking Hotline

Colorado’s 24/7 Human Trafficking Hotline is one of our state’s most important resources when it comes to helping survivors and concerned individuals. In 2022 alone, our volunteer Hotline Advocates responded to more than 1,000 calls and texts, connecting callers with our vetted list of 300+ resource providers across the state. Whether it’s food, shelter, job…

Colorado skyline at sunset

The Current State of the Anti-Trafficking Movement

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, an opportunity to bring attention to this human rights crime that impacts individuals, families, and communities around the world — including in our Colorado communities.  At the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, we’re committed to spreading the truth about this often misunderstood crime. Human trafficking is a severe form…

Siraaj Salem with LCHT volunteers and team members

Turning Lived Experience into Passion for Human Rights: Siraaj’s Story

Our Because I Know campaign celebrates the fact that every individual has the power to inspire meaningful action in our communities. By educating ourselves about the realities of human trafficking and developing our knowledge on the issue, we each have the ability to make a difference. Today, we are thrilled to introduce you to Siraaj…

Volunteers Madison Goering and Danny Trznadel Spirit of Service Award Winners

The Spirit of Service: Meet Two Amazing Volunteers Making a Difference

During our Because I Know campaign, we’re celebrating the fact that knowledge of human trafficking can inspire meaningful action — and that each individual has the power to make a difference. Today is International Volunteer Day, a chance to recognize the people who are stepping up, giving their time, and creating safer communities for all.…

Lake Dillon at sunset

Research: The Roadmap to a Place Without Human Exploitation

  At the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, we believe that community-based research and data-driven insights are critical in strengthening the movement to end human trafficking. Data have the power to support decision-making with evidence, reduce uncertainty, enhance our collective capacity to collaborate, and build upon the strength and resilience of communities.  Our research projects…

Human Trafficking Training in Colorado: The First Step Towards Ending Exploitation

  Human trafficking affects a wide range of individuals in our Colorado communities. Adults and children, foreign-nationals and U.S. citizens, and people of all genders have all been identified as survivors.  Colorado sits at a geographic crossroads and is accessible via an international airport and two major interstates; much of the state is used for…