7 Elite Law Students Selected for Inaugural Douglass Fellowship Program

The Institute welcomes its first class of Douglass Fellows to Washington D.C. Thursday for a two-day fellowship orientation Inspired by Frederick Douglass’ commitment to freedom and justice, the Human Trafficking Institute established the Douglass Fellowship to provide outstanding law students the opportunity to research, support, and engage in the global fight against human trafficking. The … Continue reading 7 Elite Law Students Selected for Inaugural Douglass Fellowship Program

Holly Austin Gibbs Joins the Human Trafficking Institute Board

Holly Austin Gibbs sits on the Board of Advisors for the Human Trafficking Institute and is the Patient Care Services Director of Dignity Health’s Human Trafficking Response Program. Dignity Health is one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation. Holly is a survivor of child sex trafficking and serves as a public advocate, testifying … Continue reading Holly Austin Gibbs Joins the Human Trafficking Institute Board

Richmond Publishes Human Trafficking Law Review Article

The Human Trafficking Institute’s Founding Director, John Richmond, has published a law review article capturing the current trends shaping U.S. human trafficking law. The article reviews the 2016 federal published human trafficking cases and thoughtfully analyzes how each case impacts the law. Click here to read Richmond’s article.

United Nations Asks Human Trafficking Institute to Train South African Prosecutors

The Human Trafficking Institute recently provided specialized training on behalf of the United Nations to a group of prosecutors from South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority. The training, funded by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime and held in South Africa’s capital, was part of the Palermo Protocol project, which provides legal and technical … Continue reading United Nations Asks Human Trafficking Institute to Train South African Prosecutors

The Human Trafficking Institute to Present Trafficking in Persons Conference in Uganda

Prosecutors, legislators, and law enforcement officials will gather next week in Kampala, Uganda, when the Human Trafficking Institute will present at a two-day conference on strategies to combat human trafficking. The training conference is being hosted by the Ugandan Judiciary and Willow International. The conference will provide leaders with greater understanding on the scope of … Continue reading The Human Trafficking Institute to Present Trafficking in Persons Conference in Uganda

Richmond Meets with Haitian Prime Minister

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A discussion regarding Haiti’s approach to human trafficking took place between Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant and Human Trafficking Institute Founding Director John Richmond during a trip to Port-au-Prince in early May. The discussion happened in response to a two-day visit this past February in Washington D.C., where a delegation from … Continue reading Richmond Meets with Haitian Prime Minister

Boutros & Richmond Return to White House to Participate in Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Roundtable

WASHINGTON, DC – Human Trafficking Institute Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond were invited back to the White House on May 17 as part of a bipartisan anti-human trafficking roundtable discussion in the West Wing’s Roosevelt Room. This small group discussion was led by Ivanka Trump and included Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Heidi … Continue reading Boutros & Richmond Return to White House to Participate in Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Roundtable

Institute Launches Douglass Fellows Program to Develop Future Anti-Human Trafficking Leaders

McLean, Virginia – The Human Trafficking Institute is launching its Douglass Fellows program, inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, law enforcement, and advocacy. This program will provide an opportunity for law students and exceptional graduate and undergraduate students to participate in a nine-month fellowship focused on providing resources to those currently combatting human … Continue reading Institute Launches Douglass Fellows Program to Develop Future Anti-Human Trafficking Leaders

Former FBI Special Agent Dave Rogers Joins the Institute

Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Dave Rogers joined the Human Trafficking Institute on April 3 as the Institute’s first Director of Law Enforcement Operations. In this role, Rogers will build, equip, and support a team of experienced human trafficking investigators who will be embedded within specialized anti-trafficking units around the world so that … Continue reading Former FBI Special Agent Dave Rogers Joins the Institute

The Institute Partners with Restavek Freedom to Host Haitian Delegation in DC

The Human Trafficking Institute recently partnered with Restavek Freedom to host members of the Haitian government during a two-day visit to Washington, DC. The Haitian delegation included: Dr. Ely Thelot, President, National Committee for Trafficking in Persons; Dr. Price Cyprien, Congressman with the new administration in Haiti and head of the Justice committee; Joab Thelot, … Continue reading The Institute Partners with Restavek Freedom to Host Haitian Delegation in DC