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…
Author: Crysta Price
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 of investment, led by Invest Nebraska, Nebraska Angel Investors, and Nelnet. The deal is the… Read more »
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 »
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 “HTI Labs Charitable Fund.”
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 »
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.
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 Creighton University study found that in a five-month period from November 2015 to March 2016,… Read more »
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.
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.
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. It’s part of our special reporting project, “Sold for Sex.” Please note this story deals… Read more »