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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

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

Institute Launches International Legal Fellows Program

This week, the Human Trafficking Institute is launching its International Legal Fellows program. The program is open to recent law graduates and will provide them with practical legal experience within a Partner Country’s criminal justice system. Each International Legal Fellow will work closely with a component of a Partner Country’s criminal justice system (e.g., Ministry … Continue reading Institute Launches International Legal Fellows Program

The Root Cause of Trafficking is Traffickers

By: JOHN COTTON RICHMOND “The Root Cause of Human Trafficking is Traffickers.” Some might wonder, “How can someone make this statement? After all, aren’t there many interconnected causes of human trafficking?” People might argue that poverty, lack of education, immigration policy, environmental conditions, fractured families, and a lack of good job opportunities are the real … Continue reading The Root Cause of Trafficking is Traffickers

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?

Every Gift – Up To $400,000 – Matched Thanks To Generous Donor!

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA – Today, the Human Trafficking Institute is announcing a $400,000 matching gift opportunity. Thanks to a generous family donation, every gift will be matched, dollar for dollar. By participating, you help double the Institute’s impact in combating trafficking! When deciding to make this investment in the work of the Human Trafficking Institute, the … Continue reading Every Gift – Up To $400,000 – Matched Thanks To Generous Donor!