Labor Trafficking

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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LCHT Supports Reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in 2017

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) – first passed in 2000 and reauthorized four times since – is the first, most substantial and consequential federal human trafficking legislation in the United States. The bill allocates $520 million over four years toward programs that aim to identify and aid victims of trafficking

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