Guest Posts

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

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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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Responsible Public Awareness Campaigns for Human Trafficking

Following last month’s National Human Trafficking Awareness campaign, it’s helpful to take a closer look at how anti-trafficking advocates can responsibly promote public awareness on this issue.  By learning from the flaws of the past and important lessons from parallel movements, public awareness campaigns for human trafficking have a real

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At Greater Risk: Human Trafficking and the Child Welfare System

At Greater Risk: Human Trafficking and the Child Welfare System “As child welfare agencies have increasing involvement with victims of trafficking, it becomes imperative that child welfare workers receive the training and resources necessary to help them identify children and youth who have been or are being trafficked- and that workers have

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Human Trafficking: A Public Health Issue

Human trafficking is an emerging public health issue that disproportionately impacts individuals from communities of color, and those who are experiencing hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence. However, the health-service needs of victims and survivors of human trafficking have received woefully limited attention, particularly when compared with law-enforcement and immigration responses

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