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Jan 2017

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Election Outcome Impacts on U.S. State-Sponsored Forced Labor

  By Catie Fowler, Projects Manager Donald Trump’s unexpected rise to power continues to take the world by surprise in new ways. Though his election victory may have come as an initial shock, the negative impact his proposed legislation could have on forced labor reform should come as less of one. If Mr. Trump’s tough ...

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Mar 2016

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Constitutional Loophole Allows Forced Labor in the U.S.

  By Briana Simmons, Research Assistant The Non-abolition of Slavery Recently, many prominent anti-trafficking organizations lauded the passage of a bill  closing a loophole that allowed the import of goods produced by forced labor.  None of them noted the irony that the US Constitution allows for such goods to be produced, ...

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Oct 2015

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Fighting Wage Theft Through Strengths-based Collaboration

(Note: This is the third blog in a series on wage theft in the Denver area based on the research of a team of graduate students at the University of Denver under the direction of Rebecca Galemba, PhD and Raja Raghunath, JD.   The prevoius posts can be found here and here.) By Anne Dunlop, Guest Blogger […]

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Day laborers wait for work in Denver.

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Sep 2015

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De-Normalizing Wage Theft in Denver, CO: A Qualitative Research and Legal Outreach Study

  (Note: This blog introduces a series on wage theft in the Denver area based on the research of a team of graduate students at the University of Denver under the direction of Rebecca Galemba, PhD and Raja Raghunath, JD. This first entry comes from Professor Galemba, and subsequent entries will come from student researchers.) ...

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Jun 2015

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Legalizing marijuana may heighten Colorado street youths’ vulnerability to human trafficking

  By Elizabeth Harrell, Events Coordinator The legalization of marijuana for recreational use has long been contentious. Some proponents argue that legalization of marijuana has many positive impacts, including increased state revenue through taxation, and in the long-run will lessen the burden on the criminal justice system. ...

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Feb 2015

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Update from the Human Trafficking Council Planning Retreat

  by Victoria Robertson, HTC Associate On Friday, January 23, the Human Trafficking Council convened for the fourth time and hosted its first all-day Planning Retreat. The first half of the meeting was spent covering administrative tasks. Foremost, the council welcomed two new members, Jill and Lester. For the rest of the first ...

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Nov 2014

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Recap: November Colorado Human Trafficking Council Meeting

  by Victoria Robertson, HTC associate The Colorado Human Trafficking Council convened for its second meeting on Friday, November 21. While the first half of the meeting was spent discussing general procedural and administrative details, in the latter portion the Council welcomed multiple presenters who educated and informed ...

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Oct 2014

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Colorado Given Lowest Rating for Victim Assistance Laws in Polaris’ 2014 State Ratings

by Sarah Davis, HTC associate On September 27th, Polaris – an anti-human trafficking nonprofit based in Washington D.C. – released their 2014 State Ratings on Human Trafficking Laws, and there was both good and bad news for Colorado. The ratings’ release coincided with a panel presentation on Capitol Hill where senators, a ...

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Oct 2014

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Recap: First Colorado Human Trafficking Council Meeting

By Victoria Robertson, HTC associate In accordance with HB14-1273, the Colorado Human Trafficking Council convened for its first meeting on Friday, October 3. Its 28 members included law enforcement, legislators and NGOs appointed by the Governor or by Executive Directors of various state agencies. HTC Director Claude d’Estree and ...

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Oct 2014

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Recap: HTC’s Legislative Town Hall

  by Jillian Janflone, HTC Provisional Associate (In photo, from R to L: Ashley Arens, Janet Drake (standing), Sgt. Dan Steele, Rep. Beth McCann, Sen. Linda Newell. Moderating, Beth Harrell, HTC) Writing and passing human trafficking legislation is no easy task, according to the panelists at the HTC’s Legislative Town Hall on ...

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