Monday, February 29, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Senate Committee Room 356
The Reality of Human Trafficking
- Human trafficking involves force, fraud and/or coercion of individuals into illegal activities such as panhandling, drug dealing, and commercial sex work.
- Human trafficking occurs in legal workplace activities and familiary spaces, such as construction sites, restaurants, schools or private homes. Trafficking cases have been documented in 20 distinct industries across the United States.
- In the 2014 legislative session, the Colorado legislature passed HB 14-1273, which recognized that a comprehensive approach to combat the crime includes, prevention, protection, prosecution and partnership.
- Through this legislation, Colorado established the Colorado Human Trafficking Council. At the time of its formation, no other state legislature had established such a comprehensive, expansive and long-term approach to combat human trafficking.
- The Colorado Human Trafficking Council has completed its first year of work and issued its first 2015 Annual Report, including recommendations.
The Colorado Children’s Caucus provides a forum for all members of the Colorado General Assembly to discuss the challenges facing Colorado youth and work together to develop policy recommendations to strengthen families and improve the lives of children.
- Jill Brogdon, Colorado Department of Transportation
- Kelly Zebroski, Jefferson County Department of Human Services
- Janet Drake, Colorado Department of Law, Chair - Colorado Human Trafficking Council
Kelly Zebroski - Combating Human Trafficking PowerPoint Presentation