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Accelerating Progress to Combat Human Trafficking Through the First-Ever Global Academy

By: KELLI L. ROSS A specialized cohort of prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and social workers from Belize, South Africa, and Uganda convened on October 15, outside Washington, D.C., for the first-ever Global Human Trafficking Academy. The Academy, hosted and conducted by The Human Trafficking Institute, is a unique opportunity to accelerate a country’s progress toward … Continue reading Accelerating Progress to Combat Human Trafficking Through the First-Ever Global Academy

Douglass Fellows Host Advocacy Events to Raise Awareness

By: MOLLY WICKER Each year, the Douglass Fellows program has participants from elite law schools across the country. Throughout the year, Fellows are asked to organize and execute at least one advocacy event, which provides an opportunity for participants to highlight important conversations within the anti-trafficking movement. The events also create a way for Fellows … Continue reading Douglass Fellows Host Advocacy Events to Raise Awareness

TraffickingMatters.com Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

By: TAYLOR KING One year ago today – April 18, 2018 – the Institute launched TraffickingMatters.com, a first-of-its-kind global resource platform to combat human trafficking featuring original content in Trending Cases and Articles as well as a robust Resource section. Now, one year later, the site features 326 resources from 41 individual organizations leading the … Continue reading TraffickingMatters.com Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Israelite Featured in Bucknell Alumni Magazine

By: MOLLY WICKER The Institute’s Director of Victim Services, Marie Martinez Israelite, was featured in the spring issue of Bucknell University’s alumni magazine. Israelite, who graduated from Bucknell in 2000, has worked in a variety of capacities where she honed she expertise in victims services work. In her role at the Institute, Israelite is responsible … Continue reading Israelite Featured in Bucknell Alumni Magazine

Federal Human Trafficking Report Finds U.S. Federal Courts Handled 771 Human Trafficking Cases in 2018

By: KELLI L. ROSS WASHINGTON, DC – The 2018 Federal Human Trafficking Report was released April 10 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Report, a project of the Human Trafficking Institute, is a continuation of the Institute’s efforts to provide comprehensive data about every criminal and civil human trafficking case that federal … Continue reading Federal Human Trafficking Report Finds U.S. Federal Courts Handled 771 Human Trafficking Cases in 2018

Federal Report Cited in Washington Post

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute’s 2017 Federal Human Trafficking Report was cited as a source of data in an article published by The Washington Post on March 16, 2019. The article, entitled “Maryland is an unforgiving state for sex-trafficking victims, study finds” outlines the ways in which Maryland’s criminal justice systems makes it … Continue reading Federal Report Cited in Washington Post

Report featured in Florida Media Coverage

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute’s 2017 Federal Human Trafficking Report was cited as a source of data in an article published by New4Jax on March 20, 2019. The article, entitled “House bill aims to human trafficking dangers, signs in Florida schools,” outlines the provisions of a recent bill, which would include lessons about … Continue reading Report featured in Florida Media Coverage

Institute Cited in People Magazine

By: MOLLY WICKER The Institute was recently cited in an article published on People Magazine’s website on March 14, 2019, entitled “Detroit Tigers Pitcher Matthew Boyd Is Helping to Save Girls from Sex Trafficking in Uganda.” The piece, which focuses on the athlete’s mission to combat sex trafficking in Uganda, shares data from the Institute’s … Continue reading Institute Cited in People Magazine

Judicial Law Clerk Begins Work in Belize with Designated TIP Judge

By: MOLLY WICKER Attorney Cherisse Francis recently started as the Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Antoinette Moore, the Designated Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Justice on the Supreme Court of Belize. In this role, Francis is based in Belize for one year, where she will assist Justice Moore with legal research and writing, and support the … Continue reading Judicial Law Clerk Begins Work in Belize with Designated TIP Judge

Boutros Featured on ChangeMakers Podcast

By: MOLLY WICKER Institute CEO and Founding Director Victor Boutros was featured on City Current’s ChangeMakers podcast on March 5, 2019. ChangeMakers podcast shares personal stories and insights from those who are giving back and making a difference, in the hopes of inspiring others to do the same. “I think the front lines against the … Continue reading Boutros Featured on ChangeMakers Podcast