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Become a Lab Catalyst this May!

Today I’m proud to announce the launch of a special group of supporters we’re calling Lab Catalysts!  Lab Catalysts are individuals who commit to a recurring gift that supports our anti-trafficking work throughout the year.  This May, we’ve set a goal of partnering with 50 new Lab Catalysts.  Will you become one of them today? Here at

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The Colorado Human Trafficking Council Tackles Labor Trafficking

Between 2014 and 2016, state prosecutors in Colorado filed 97 cases using the new human trafficking statutes. But of those cases, only one constituted labor trafficking. Recognizing the state’s lagging efforts to address labor trafficking, the Colorado Human Trafficking Council (CHTC) dedicated two of its monthly meetings in 2017 to

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Reflections on the Colorado Human Trafficking Council 2017 Annual Report

A Brief History of Colorado’s Human Trafficking Council As a quick summary, the Colorado Human Trafficking Council was written into HB14-1273, which made sweeping changes to Colorado state laws on human trafficking. Much of HB14-1273, sponsored by former Representative Beth McCann (now Denver’s District Attorney), followed recommendations set forth in

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Survivor Engagement and the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking’s 2017 Annual Report

The Evolution of Anti-Trafficking Since TVPA Since the inception of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) in 2000, a wealth of organizations and individuals have worked to galvanize a national response to human trafficking in ways we could have never imagined at the time. We watched professionals in law enforcement

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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

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Trending Up: Connections to Anti-Trafficking Resources in Colorado

A Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking The Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking (CoNEHT) was formed in 2005 as a statewide collaborative of organizations that support the mission to provide a safe and appropriate response to human trafficking in the state.  CoNEHT began operation of the statewide human trafficking

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Data Potential: How Research Can Turn Trafficking Upside Down

Utilizing Data, Upending Human Exploitation Big data and analytics are all the rage these days. You hear it in every commercial, every business, government, and nonprofit organizations preaching best practices and data utilization. But it isn’t always clear how organizations use that data to improve service, performance, or make a

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