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First-Ever Federal Human Trafficking Report Released at National Press Club

By: KELLI L. ROSS WASHINGTON, DC – The first-of-its-kind Federal Human Trafficking Report was released on Wednesday, April 18, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The report, a project of The Human Trafficking Institute, provides an exhaustive account of all the criminal and civil human trafficking cases handled by federal courts during 2017. … Continue reading First-Ever Federal Human Trafficking Report Released at National Press Club

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

Boutros speaks to Baylor students in Washington, D.C.

By: MOLLY WICKER Victor Boutros, Institute Co-Founder, recently spoke to a group of Baylor students who are studying in Washington, D.C. The students, who are participating in a semester-long program, heard from Boutros about the ways in which his work in the anti-trafficking space helps to engage in the common good. The New Baylor in … Continue reading Boutros speaks to Baylor students in Washington, D.C.

Douglass Fellows in DC: Learning from Authors of History

By: MOLLY WICKER Kenneth B. Morris welcomed The Human Trafficking Institute’s second class of Douglass Fellows at the end of their orientation in Washington, DC. Morris is co-founder and president of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and the great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. The fellowship is named after Douglass. … Continue reading Douglass Fellows in DC: Learning from Authors of History

Boutros speaks at Jackson, MS advocacy event

By: MOLLY WICKER Institute Co-Founder Victor Boutros spoke at the Speaker’s Commission on Public Policy for their inaugural summit,”Mississippi: A Road Block to Human Trafficking” recently at the Jackson Convention Center (pictured from left to right are Dave Rogers, MS Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, Victor Boutros and Alyssa Courier). More than 100 national, … Continue reading Boutros speaks at Jackson, MS advocacy event

Dave Rogers featured at INTERPOL Global Conference in Nigeria

By: MOLLY WICKER Dave Rogers, Director of Law Enforcement Operations, recently spoke at the 6th INTERPOL Global Conference on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling in Abuja, Nigeria. The annual meeting brings together law enforcement agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to enhance international cooperation, exchange information and experiences, and consolidate strong networks … Continue reading Dave Rogers featured at INTERPOL Global Conference in Nigeria

Federal Human Trafficking Report cited in Florida news coverage

By: MOLLY WICKER The state of Florida ranked third in the United States for the number of active criminal human trafficking cases in the federal court system last year, according to data released by the Human Trafficking Institute. The data shows Florida had 57 cases in 2017, which is above the national average of 12.64. … Continue reading Federal Human Trafficking Report cited in Florida news coverage

Institute cited in Idaho Mountain Express

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute was recently cited in the Idaho Mountain Express in an article published on October 3, 2018 entitled “Attacking global slavery will protect American jobs.” Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said the Trump administration will ramp up its fight against slavery across the world. The rationale is not human … Continue reading Institute cited in Idaho Mountain Express

Federal Human Trafficking Report cited in The Daily Record

By: MOLLY WICKER Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland recently announced the state’s first anti-trafficking director. The Federal Human Trafficking Report was cited in an October 3 article in The Daily Record about the announcement According to the report, there were 24 cases in the U.S. District Court. The report describes human trafficking as “an economically … Continue reading Federal Human Trafficking Report cited in The Daily Record

Kyleigh Feehs interviewed about Federal Human Trafficking Report

By: MOLLY WICKER Kyleigh Feehs, Associate Legal Counsel at The Human Trafficking Institute, was interviewed on WSLS 10 News about The Federal Human Trafficking Report. The report, which is the first of its kind, gives a snapshot of the federal human trafficking cases across the country and the commonwealth over the past decade. The report … Continue reading Kyleigh Feehs interviewed about Federal Human Trafficking Report