For many people experiencing homelessness who are in a trafficking situation, it can be hard to get help. In other cases, traffickers may confiscate documents to maintain control. In other words, housing insecurity is both a cause AND a consequence of trafficking.
Meet Tom Acker, the Co-Founder of Western Slope Against Trafficking (WSAT), a community partnership that supports survivors of human trafficking and raises awareness about this widespread human rights crisis through training and community education.
While a group of immigrant attorneys founded RMIAN in the early 90s to serve low-income men, women, and children in immigration proceedings; today, that mission has expanded to include their Anti-Human Trafficking Project.
Survivors have been a big part of the data design, collection, and analysis of The Colorado Project 2023, our latest research initiative on human trafficking in Colorado. But the anti-trafficking movement has room to grow when it comes to stepping aside for survivor leaders to step in.
The research team at the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT) has been working on The Colorado Project 2023. This is the third iteration report of the current state of human trafficking in Colorado and the best course of action to end this crime.