Human Trafficking

All nurses on the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Forensic Nursing team are specially trained in the assessment and care of victims of human trafficking.

We provide confidential, trauma-informed care and support, including:

  • Conducting a medical-forensic examination
  • Assisting with resources for safe shelter, if needed or desired
  • Assisting with resources for protection orders, if needed or desired
  • Assisting with notification of law enforcement, if needed or desired
  • Providing community resources for any needs identified
  • Providing legal forensic photography, if wanted
  • Providing evidence collection, if wanted

To contact the CRMC Forensic Nursing Office, please call (307) 633-7610. If there is no answer or it is after 7 p.m., please call the CRMC Emergency Department at (307) 633-7610 and ask to speak with the forensic nurse on call.

What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking can be defined as:

  • Exploiting a person through force, abduction, fraud, or coercion
  • Anyone under the age of 18 involved in a commercial sex act
  • Sex trafficking, forced labor, and domestic servitude
  • A highly profitable crime
  • Exploitation-based and does not require movement across borders or any type of transportation

What are the types of human trafficking?

  • Sex trafficking: Victims are manipulated or forced against their will to engage in sex acts for money
  • Forced labor: Victims are made to work for little or no pay. Very often, they are forced to manufacture or grow products that we use and consume everyday
  • Domestic servitude: Victims are hidden in plain sight, forced to work in homes as nannies, maids, or domestic help

Community resources

Our community is full of resources to help you advocate for yourself, find support, and offer guidance. You are not alone; we are here to help!

  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC)
    – Main: (307) 634-2273
    – Emergency Department: (307) 633-7670
    – Sex Assault Coordinator: (307) 633-7610
    – Behavioral Health: (307) 633-7382
    – Victim Helpline: (888) 996-8816
  • Cheyenne Laramie County Public Health: (307) 633-4000
  • Family Planning: (307) 633-4040
  • Peak Wellness: (307) 634-9653
  • Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888
  • Safe House: (307) 634-8655
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
  • Suicide Hotlines: (800) 457-9312, (800) SUICIDE
  • Wyoming Office of Victim Services: (307) 777-7200
  • US Attorney Victim Program: (307) 772-2124
  • Burns Police Department: (307) 547-2252
  • Cheyenne Police Department: (307) 637-6519
  • Laramie County Sheriff’s Office: (307) 633-4700
  • Pine Bluffs Police Department: (307) 245-3777
  • FE Warren AFB Response Coordinator: (307) 773-6444