Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog: The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond reflect on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on the Oxford Human Rights Hub blog. July 30th marked the UN’s fourth annual World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which seeks to increase awareness of human trafficking as a serious crime and human rights violation. Traffickers make money … Continue reading Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog: The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Boutros Featured in Baylor Magazine for Anti-Human Trafficking Work

A Tangible Hope Baylor Magazine – Summer 2017 For years, Victor Boutros, BA ’98, battled modern day slavery as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he investigated and prosecuted international human trafficking, hate crimes and official misconduct cases around the country. His passion for such work began growing while he was … Continue reading Boutros Featured in Baylor Magazine for Anti-Human Trafficking Work

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

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

Boutros & Richmond Brief the President on Human Trafficking

Washington, DC – Human Trafficking Institute Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond briefed President Trump on human trafficking on February 23 as part a closed-door listening session at the White House. The briefing came from a small, diverse group of trafficking experts, including former federal prosecutors, a former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of … Continue reading Boutros & Richmond Brief the President on Human Trafficking

Podcast: How do we stop traffickers?

Founding Directors John Cotton Richmond and Victor Boutros recently discussed the Human Trafficking Institute with Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak at Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice. Morgan and Stachowiak ask three questions that fall into anti-human trafficking strategies: 1. How do we make people less vulnerable to traffickers? 2. How do … Continue reading Podcast: How do we stop traffickers?

Partnering with Songs Against Slavery During Human Trafficking Awareness Month

This month, we are thrilled to partner with Songs Against Slavery. Through music, this Nashville-based nonprofit empowers and inspires communities to join the fight against human trafficking in the United States. Songs Against Slavery raises awareness and funds through benefit concerts and partnerships with musicians. They are led by Co-Founders Lauren Lancaster and Grace Theisen, … Continue reading Partnering with Songs Against Slavery During Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Boutros Co-Authors “The Locust Effect” with Gary Haugen

Founding Director Victor Boutros co-authored The Washington Post Bestseller The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence (Oxford Press) with Gary Haugen, CEO of International Justice Mission. Beneath the surface of the world’s poorest communities, common violence — including rape, forced labor, illegal detention, land theft, police abuse and other … Continue reading Boutros Co-Authors “The Locust Effect” with Gary Haugen

Institute Partners with Wake Forest for “Combatting Human Trafficking” Symposium

Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond, a 1998 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, partnered with the Wake Forest Law Review to present, “Combatting Human Trafficking: Current Trends and Cutting Edge Issues,” on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Worrell Professional Center at Wake Forest. Richmond led a session called, “2016 Federal Human … Continue reading Institute Partners with Wake Forest for “Combatting Human Trafficking” Symposium