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Human Trafficking Initiative

The Importance of HTI

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. 

"We are called upon every week for support activities, such as testimony before legislative committees and answering questions for agencies. Our main goal is to produce reliable research on the prevalence of trafficking that can be used to create stronger policy solutions."

Crysta Price, BA'14, MA'16
Director of HTI


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 data scientists and programmers is great, as is funding for cloud computing server space.