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The Coalition on Human Trafficking (CHT) is focused on bringing trafficking awareness and prevention to the Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, communities, as well as building coalitions regionally, nationally, and internationally. Because hotels and motels are a trafficking hotspot, CHT launched their “Realize, Recognize, and Respond” campaign in 2016 to train hotel-motel staff within a 50-mile radius of Omaha.

The Coalition on Human Trafficking (CHT) partnered with Support and Training for the Evaluation of Programs (STEPs) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to conduct an assessment of CHT’s Hotel/Motel Training Program between April 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

The purpose of this evaluation was to examine the impact of the Hotel/Motel Training Program on hotel and motel staff’s awareness, attitudes, and perceived knowledge about sex trafficking as well as their confidence to report potential sex trafficking cases.

The following report includes the results of a pre/post training assessment tool as well as manager perceptions of the training through qualitative focus groups and interviews.

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