Colorado’s 24/7 Human Trafficking Hotline is managed by the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking. It is supported through the dedication of incredible volunteer advocates. Advocates are trained to handle a variety of call and/or text scenarios with a focus on connecting callers to the hotline’s vetted list of resources and referral agencies around the state. Advocates are "on-call" during shifts they schedule according to their availability. Hotline calls and/or texts are securely patched through to any number the advocate prefers, allowing for mobility (as opposed to sitting in a call center).
Approved advocate candidates receive 50 hours of in-depth training in preparation to support the hotline. Trainings are typically held twice per year over two consecutive weekends in the spring and fall. The next advocate training will be held virtually over two consecutive weekends in April (4/18, 4/19, 4/25, 4/26). Candidates must attend all sessions to participate and are required to commit to one year of service to the hotline.
LCHT’s mission is to inform social change that eliminates human exploitation; our vision is the end of human trafficking. Our program areas include education, leadership development, research and training. Since 2005, LCHT has trained more than 30,000 community members, law enforcement, and social service providers, conducted two state-wide research projects and over 150 interns and community leaders have participated in our leadership development programs. Through our efforts, LCHT influences and shapes the anti-human trafficking movement at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
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About Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking
1031 33rd Street, Denver, CO 80205, US
To inform social change that eliminates human exploitation.
Organized responses to human trafficking are relatively new and the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT) has become a leader in this effort over the past 13 years. In 2005, our organization formed as a state chapter of the Polaris Project, a nationally recognized anti-trafficking organization. With the support of a small group of dedicated volunteers, we enhanced local anti-trafficking efforts by raising public awareness and facilitating professional trainings. In 2009, in order to establish our work at the forefront of Colorado's anti-trafficking movement, we transitioned to an independent 501(c)3 called the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking. We deliberately chose to describe ourselves as a laboratory to reflect our understanding of the need to incorporate a mix of ideas, with input from multiple sectors, to adequately understand and address the problem. We now focus our work in multiple areas including research to inform coordinated state-wide efforts, training of those personnel in positions to detect and/or serve victims of trafficking, education to raise public awareness, oversight of Colorado’s human trafficking hotline, and development of future leaders in human rights fields.
Advocacy & Human Rights
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