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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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New research provides important information on Nebraska’s commercial sex industry and trafficking

Law enforcement and service agencies have known sex trafficking is a significant problem in Nebraska. But detailed research and information has been lacking, until now. Mike Tobias shares what Creighton University researchers have learned about the scope of the crime.…

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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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