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HTI Labs Completes Revenue-Based Financing Funding Round with Nebraska Investors

Omaha, NE (November 19, 2020)—Social enterprise HTI Labs, whose mission is to fight sex trafficking, domestic violence, & sexual assault by creating sustainable, data-driven research and technology in collaboration with community partners, has secured revenue-based funding in their seed round…

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Sen. Ben Sasse holds hearing in Lincoln, focused on combating human trafficking

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is focused on tackling the nationwide issue of human trafficking. "It's happening right here in Nebraska," said Sasse.

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Fighting Sex Trafficking in Nebraska: What’s Lacking and a New Plan

Just how many victims has been difficult to determine. Crysta Price, co-director of Creighton University’s Human Trafficking Initiative, shared early results from her research on the scope of trafficking in Nebraska.

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Nonprofits, law enforcement and government fight sex trafficking in East Texas

Kirsta Melton, deputy criminal chief of the human trafficking and transnational organized crime unit at the Texas Attorney General’s Office, said sex trafficking is a problem statewide and is not confined to certain cities and areas. Ms. Melton said a…

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Omaha church begins raising funds for shelter to serve survivors of human trafficking

In the last year, more than 2,200 people were sexually exploited for money in the Omaha area on a classified advertising website that runs adult ads, Anna Brewer said, citing data from Creighton University’s Human Trafficking Initiative.

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Fighting against sex trafficking, a survivor shares her story

In a recent study done by Creighton University called the Human Trafficking Initiative, alarming details were unveiled as to where sex trafficking "hot spots" have been identified here in the Metro.

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Intersections of Human Trafficking & the Commercial Sex Industry

Not all commercial sex activity is sex trafficking, but all sex trafficking takes place within the commercial sex industry (indeed, it’s the portion of the industry that involves a lack of consent). This is why it is important and relevant…

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CINA Distinguished Speaker Series: Crysta Price – “Finding Trafficking Networks in Commercial Sex Ads”

Crysta Price from HTI Labs and Creighton University discusses human trafficking, including a case walkthrough that describes how data analytics, AI, and collaboration with law enforcement agencies led to the dismantling of a large international sex trafficking organization... Watch the…

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May 2020 Fundraiser Video

  [embed]https://vimeo.com/420053084[/embed] To Donate to HTI Labs: Because our mission falls within IRS guidelines, tax-deductible donations can be made through the Omaha Community Foundation. Please visit omahafoundation.org/donate and select "Other Funds" under the Categories drop down menu in order to find the…

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Join us in the fight against sex trafficking and domestic & sexual violence.

As we all struggle to find a sense of normalcy in today’s world, the mission of HTI Labs has remained consistent – we are committed to fighting sex trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault through the development of data-driven research…

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