Supported by the Heider College of Business, The Human Trafficking Initiative (HTI) uses data science to collect, analyze and evaluate the scope of human trafficking and identify corresponding policy solutions. Crysta Price, BA’14, MA’16, director and Terry Clark, PhD, co-director of HTI, assist all levels of law enforcement, nonprofits and government agencies by providing them with important data to guide strategy and decision-making. The long-term goal of HTI is to supply solid data and research on the prevalence and causes of human trafficking, and to identify and evaluate holistic strategies to counter the issue that can be utilized by other local, national and international organizations who are also working to tackle the issue.
Support the Human Trafficking Initiative
While HTI has already played an integral role in combating human trafficking, there is much more work to be done. The need for more programmers and data scientists is great, as is funding for cloud computing server space. If you would like to invest in the ongoing work of the Human Trafficking Initiative, click here.
HTI partners with a number of outside organizations who provide education, training and victim support, including:
- Coalition on Human Trafficking
- Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force
- Women’s Center for Advancement
- Women’s Fund of Omaha
If you suspect human trafficking, call 911, reach out to the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888 or Text “Help” to 233733