Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence in Nebraska: Findings from the 2020 Statewide Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (SIPSVS) Sexual and intimate partner violence are serious problems in our community. These issues have long-term implications for victims/survivors and potentially large-scale economic impacts for healthcare, workplaces, schools, government, and the community overall. When this violence occurs… Read more »
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 presentation
An Omaha-based company using a data-driven approach to combat human trafficking recently raised funding to expand its crucially needed work to support law enforcement, victims and survivors of the practice. HTI Labs, a social enterprise corporation combating human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault through data-driven research and tech, has grown far larger than CEO…
Who is not served: Barriers to help seeking for sexual violence survivors in rural Nebraska HTI Labs is pleased to announce the release of our report, “Who is not served: Barriers to helpseeking for sexual violence survivors in rural Nebraska” which was commissioned by the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. Throughout this… Read more »
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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 and technology. The current climate has deeply affected us, and our work is more important… Read more »
Nebraska law enforcement officials have been trained to have the presumption that people who are being paid for sex are victims so, rather than being charged with the crime of prostitution, they are more likely to get resources and connect police to the human traffickers.
According to research done by Creighton University, funded by the Women’s Fund of Omaha, there are 900 people for sale online every month in Nebraska, and almost all of them are female.
The research, conducted through the Heider College of Business at Creighton University, looked at Backpage, a classified advertising website that features ads for “escorts.” According to the report, Backpage accounts for 80 percent of online commercial sex advertising.
Crysta Price and Terry Clark have spent the last few years looking at a very dark side of the internet. They run Creighton University’s Human Trafficking Initiative, which uses data science to crunch information scraped from web sites that help sell people.