She was 18 when she was recruited and ultimately forced into trafficking. She has a history of childhood sexual abuse and lacked healthy family relationships. Her only source of support, her grandmother, was dead.
She met her trafficker and their relationship started out as them "dating." This
soon turned into her doing favors for him (having sex with his friends). He kept
her by buying her clothes and meeting basic needs.
She was charged with shoplifting, which she was doing at the insistence of her
trafficker. He took her ID, Social Security card, and birth certificate, making it even more difficult for her to gain employment.
She ultimately returned to the street because she was discouraged & having
such a hard time getting back on her feet.” --Nebraska Service Provider
HTI Labs is committed to fighting sex trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault through the development of data-driven research and technology. We identify trafficking networks and work directly with law enforcement to bring justice to the traffickers and offer support to the survivors. Our service providers rely on our tools to get the job done.
These funds will help us get our software into the hands of agencies who need it quicker than their budget would allow, so they can focus on making a difference by helping those who need it most. We can’t afford to wait. Trafficking doesn't wait.
Join us in the fight against sex trafficking, domestic violence, & sexual assault and become the bridge that allows us to see the future effects of what we have been building. Donate today and help us give service providers the needed tools to turn victims into survivors.
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