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Podcast: John Cotton Richmond

The Let’s Give a Damn podcast featured Founding Director John Richmond on its Sept. 27, 2017 episode. John Cotton Richmond has been helping, loving, and serving people for quite some time. He started out working to free people from human slavery with the International Justice Mission. He then serve das the Special Litigation Counsel with … Continue reading Podcast: John Cotton Richmond

Institute to Host Trafficking in Persons Specialized Prosecutor Training in Uganda

BY: JONATHAN ROBERTS Prosecutors will gather this week in Kampala, Uganda, where the Human Trafficking Institute will host a specialized training on effectively prosecuting Trafficking in Persons (TIP) cases. This is the first meeting of its kind since the Uganda Director of Public Prosecutions and the Institute entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that dedicates … Continue reading Institute to Host Trafficking in Persons Specialized Prosecutor Training in Uganda

Douglass Fellows Meet with Descendent of Frederick Douglass

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS Washington, DC – Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. welcomed The Human Trafficking Institute’s inaugural class of Douglass Fellows during their orientation in Washington, DC. Morris is the co-founder and president of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and the great-great-great grandson Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. Morris toured the U.S. … Continue reading Douglass Fellows Meet with Descendent of Frederick Douglass

Podcast: Voice of Influence – Bringing Hope to the Hopeless Around the Globe

The Voice of Influence podcast featured Founding Director John Richmond on its Sept. 11, 2017 episode. Are you overwhelmed by the problem of sex trafficking and forced labor in the world? Sometimes it feels like a hopeless reality. What can really be done to make a difference? Well, today I have a leader in the … Continue reading Podcast: Voice of Influence – Bringing Hope to the Hopeless Around the Globe

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

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

Podcast: Inefficiency – Modern Day Super Heroes

The Inefficiency podcast featured Founding Directors John Richmond and Victor Boutros on its Aug. 26, 2017 episode. John Richmond and Victor Boutros are co-founding directors of The Human Trafficking Institute, an organization set on decimating slavery worldwide by getting at the root, traffickers. Both are former prosecutors of the U.S. Department of Justice Human Trafficking … Continue reading Podcast: Inefficiency – Modern Day Super Heroes