Who We Are

Building on the collaboration of survivor-leaders, direct-service practitioners, and academic research professionals, those of us at the Wichita State University’s Center for Combating Human Trafficking (CCHT) work to empower the nation’s capacity to provide effective prevention, assessment, identification, intervention, restoration and aftercare/prosperity attainment responses to human trafficking in the hopes of one day putting an end to this form of abuse and exploitation.

CCHT is unique in that we don’t just believe in “rescuing” victims but rather, respecting, empowering, and promoting prosperity among survivors. Towards this endeavor, we are proud to have a variety of partnerships, disciplines, and areas of expertise represented on our team. From across our own WSU campus and downtown center, to our local, regional, national, and international community partners, we rely on a variety of survivor-leaders, faith-leaders, staff, and faculty. Represented amongst our primary leadership staff is a cumulative four decades of personal, professional direct practice, advocacy, and research expertise in the anti-trafficking movement.