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Center for Human Trafficking Research and Training

CHRT is an interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers, trafficking survivors and students who participate in the collection, analysis and evaluation of human trafficking data from Mississippi’s state and local agencies. By helping streamline data collection and management, their efforts help prevent the spread of misinformation and inaccurate data. Their findings seek to inform evidence-based education and trainings for agency personnel with a goal of accelerating the development of Mississippi’s anti-human trafficking efforts.

CHRT Members and Partners

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, please contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1 (888) 3737-888 or visit

Boat People SOS

Center for Violence Prevention

Child Protection Services – To report child sex and labor trafficking, abuse, or neglect call: 888-222-8000

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi

Emergencies – Dial 911

Free Brochures for Teens, Parents, Probation Officers, Mental Health and Health Care Professionals

Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence

Jubilee Havens

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation – To report all human trafficking cases in Mississippi, contact Ashlee Lucas (MBI Statewide Human Trafficking Coordinator) at or 601-987-1671

Mississippi Businesses Against Human Trafficking (MBAT), Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson

Mississippi State Department of Health – Human Trafficking Program Navigators:

Mississippi Human Trafficking Council

National Human Trafficking Hotline – If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call 888-3737-888 or Text: BEFREE (233733). You have the option to remain anonymous.

No More Tears

Meet the Center's Co-Directors

Tamara Hurst

Dr. Tamara Hurst

Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Specialization Areas: Child Maltreatment and Advocacy, Human Trafficking



Kim Hogan

Dr. Kimberly Hogan

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Specialization Areas: Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Labor Trafficking, LGBTQ+ Issues



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Social Work Institutes and Centers
250 Joseph Green Hall (JGH)

Hattiesburg Campus

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