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Nebraska Legislators’ Approval of Harsher Human Trafficking Penalties Sheds Light on Extent of Crime

The days of fines and probation for crimes linked to sex trafficking are coming to an end in Nebraska. State lawmakers last week passed a bill that dramatically increases penalties for those who create the supply and demand for human…

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Bill Would Expunge 
Criminal Records of Human Trafficking Victims

Sex trafficking victims could have their criminal records set aside under a bill under consideration by the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee. Legislative Bill 1132, introduced by Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, would provide a system for victims to be absolved…

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Sex trafficking happening in Nebraska’s backyard

A report from Creighton University, funded by The Women's Fund of Omaha, shows every month in Nebraska, 900 people are sold for sex.

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ISU grad-to-be helps fight human trafficking

Matt Price already knows what he will be doing after he graduates from Illinois State University on Saturday: helping in the fight against human trafficking.

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Longer Prison Sentences for Nebraska Traffickers Advances

About 900 people are sold for sex each month in Nebraska, according to a report from the Human Trafficking Initiative. Creighton University researchers who analyzed postings on a Craigslist-like website used to sell sex found advertisements for every community along…

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Sex trafficking widespread in Nebraska; no ZIP code is immune

To gauge the scope of sex trafficking across Nebraska and identify effective policy solutions, the Human Trafficking Initiative (HTI), supported by the Women’s Fund of Omaha and funded by The Sherwood Foundation, conducted focused research through Creighton University’s Heider College…

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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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