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Report on Trafficking has “Shock Factor”

Findings of the “Nebraska’s Commercial Sex Market” report will be presented at a hearing Thursday on Legislative Bill 289, a measure introduced by Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln that would raise penalties for sex trafficking.

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Commercial Sex Industry “Deeply Embedded” In Reno, Says Report

So the Human Trafficking Initiative is a grant-based project. We are a team of data scientists at Creighton University. What we do is we try to find the scope of sex trafficking across the United States and also we look…

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Fighting Human Trafficking One Step at a Time

The study, conducted through the Heider College of Business at Creighton University, looked at one website, Backpage.com, which primarily features ads for “escorts.”

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Sex Trafficking In Small Towns: ‘It Happens Virtually Anywhere’

Commercial-sex-industry research by Creighton University’s Human Trafficking Initiative found 900 people are sold for sex each month in Nebraska.

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Local agencies begin to put puzzle pieces together to help sex trafficking victims

Research conducted by the Human Trafficking Initiative at the Heider College of Business at Creighton University revealed that 900 people are sold for sex every month in Nebraska.

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Report: Lake Tahoe a Hot Spot for Sex Trafficking

Released in late 2016, the 4-page "Mapping Commercial Sex Advertising Around Reno, NV" study, was compiled by the Creighton University's Human Trafficking Initiative and includes statistics gathered between April and September 2016 from listings in the Reno section of Backpage.com,…

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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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