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…

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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…

Getting Trained: How School Districts and Educators Can Combat Human Trafficking

It’s back to school time across the United States. In the most recent school year in Colorado, the Colorado Department of Education counted 911,536 PK-12 students enrolled in 1,900 schools across 178 school districts. Those students were supported by nearly 60,000 teachers and countless more support staff. Schools are one of the only places in…

Housing, Homelessness, and Human Trafficking

In 2019, LCHT released Colorado Project 2.0, a community-based research report evaluating human trafficking in Colorado. In response to this report, a group of diverse survivors, practitioners, law enforcement professionals, and advocates developed Action Plan 2.0. This action plan provides recommendations to combat trafficking based off of Colorado Project 2.0 data. Together, these reports illuminate…

Around Colorado: Raising the Professional Response to Human Trafficking in Our State

Training and education is one of the four main programming areas at the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT).  As the anti-trafficking movement in Colorado has grown in capacity and collaboration, so has the reach of LCHT’s training program.  LCHT receives training requests from a diverse range of professionals and community members including first responders,…

The Colorado Project 2.0

First Look: The Colorado Project to Comprehensively Combat Human Trafficking 2.0

The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking’s Leadership Development Program exists to prepare human rights leaders and survivors with the knowledge, skills, and professional development opportunities necessary to contribute to the anti-trafficking movement. We are proud to have the opportunity to work alongside leaders like Rebecca Brownsword, who is wrapping up her participation with our spring cohort and graduating from CU Boulder next month.

Shifting Perceptions: Internship Reflections From Rebecca Brownsword

The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking’s Leadership Development Program exists to prepare human rights leaders and survivors with the knowledge, skills, and professional development opportunities necessary to contribute to the anti-trafficking movement. We are proud to have the opportunity to work alongside leaders like Rebecca Brownsword, who is wrapping up her participation with our spring cohort and graduating from CU Boulder next month.

Turning Research into Action with the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking

My name is Kristen Anna, and I am a research intern at the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT). My experience participating in LCHT’s Leadership Development Program this summer has been fascinating, eye-opening, occasionally confusing, and wonderful. The main reason I was drawn to LCHT was because I was on the search for something. I…

First Responders: The Potential to Disrupt Trafficking

The first responder-the firefighter, EMT, and paramedic-is out in the community and interacting with people every day. They are entering people’s homes, going into warehouses, inspecting restaurants, visiting homeless shelters, trekking into impromptu camps along creeks and rivers, and entering farms and ranches all around the state. First responders are welcomed into places that most…