Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking - Research on "the 4 P's"

On December 6th, Region 8 hosted speakers from the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT) to broadcast the results of their research to all of the other regions. LCHT, headquartered in Denver, took national research on "The 4 P's" - Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, and Partnerships - and turned it into a project which can be a national model for helping communities conduct a gap analysis on what they are doing well and what they need to do more of. This also helps to guide our outreach efforts as federal staff.

Over the next several weeks LCHT will host two live webinars for anyone interested across the country: one later in December and one in January. These webinars will review the Colorado Project to Comprehensively Combat Human Trafficking (Colorado Project), a collaborative initiative that aims to develop comprehensive and sustainable efforts to end human trafficking. The Colorado Project has developed a tool by which communities can assess their strengths and gaps in combating human trafficking, in the areas of Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnerships. The webinars will provide an overview of the 3-year project, focusing upon the statewide work completed in Colorado in 2012. Implications for how the project can be considered for communities anywhere in the country will be provided.