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ATEST Coalition Provides Funding Recommendations to Congress

Last week, the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) coalition pressed Congress to increase funding for critical anti-trafficking programs both at home and overseas. Coalition member organizations work together to determine a comprehensive package of the most crucial funding requests to improve U.S. government responses to trafficking related to the protection of victims and … Continue reading ATEST Coalition Provides Funding Recommendations to Congress

Former Douglass Fellow and Colleague Train Future Anti-Trafficking Leaders at Pepperdine Law

Former Douglass Fellows at the Human Trafficking Institute go on to join an amazing network of alumni working for justice as prosecutors, legal aid providers, educators, and more. Sarah Hamill is one of them. Making the goal of the Institute to equip the next generation of anti-trafficking leaders her own, she began teaching the innovative … Continue reading Former Douglass Fellow and Colleague Train Future Anti-Trafficking Leaders at Pepperdine Law

Director of Victim Services Cited on Labor Trafficking in DAME Magazine

In DAME Magazine’s recent article, How the Pandemic has Affected Survivors of Human Trafficking, the Institute’s Director of Victim Services, Marie Martinez Israelite, commented on the pervasiveness of labor trafficking within the U.S. The article describes how the economic instability brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already-challenging financial situations of trafficking survivors … Continue reading Director of Victim Services Cited on Labor Trafficking in DAME Magazine

Officials in All 16 Regions of Uganda Trained on Proper TIP Investigation and Prosecution Procedures

Despite the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis, HTI’s Special Counsel in Uganda, Tyler Dunman logged several hundred miles traversing the country to complete numerous trainings for Ugandan criminal justice officials in 2020. From July through November, Dunman conducted trainings for police, prosecutors, and judges in each of the 16 regions of the country. … Continue reading Officials in All 16 Regions of Uganda Trained on Proper TIP Investigation and Prosecution Procedures

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Survivor Leader Shamere McKenzie

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, our team highlighted the accomplishments of a woman survivor leader working in the anti-trafficking field. We were thrilled to host Shamere McKenzie for a live conversation on Instagram to discuss her work as the CEO of the Sun Gate Foundation and what being a woman in the anti-trafficking … Continue reading Celebrating International Women’s Day with Survivor Leader Shamere McKenzie

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021-22 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

Applications for the 2021-22 Douglass Fellowship cohort are now open until 11:59pm EST Sunday, Apr. 11, 2021. Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy, the Human Trafficking Institute provides this opportunity for third-year law students to participate in an 8-month legal fellowship program focused on developing future leaders in the anti-trafficking movement … Continue reading Now Accepting Applications for the 2021-22 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

Director of Victim Services and Former Director of Law Enforcement Operations Cited in PERF Report

In August 2019, the Institute’s Director of Victim Services Marie Martinez Israelite and (now former) Director of Law Enforcement Operations Dave Rogers participated in a round table discussion hosted by the Police Executive Research Forum at the Newseum in Washington, DC. They discussed trauma-informed approaches to working with victims of trafficking and best practices for … Continue reading Director of Victim Services and Former Director of Law Enforcement Operations Cited in PERF Report

Douglass Fellows Launch Trafficking Matters Podcast

By: KELLI L. ROSS From the Human Trafficking Institute’s Douglass Fellows comes the Trafficking Matters podcast. In each episode, listeners will hear from Douglass Fellows Samantha Franks and Alicen Rodolph as they speak with those who are working to decimate human trafficking. In Episode 1, “Human Trafficking Myths & Legends,” Rodolph and Franks unpack myths … Continue reading Douglass Fellows Launch Trafficking Matters Podcast

Douglass Fellow Highlighted by USC Gould School of Law

The USC Gould School of Law News featured Mirelle Raza, USC Gould Class of 2021 and the law school’s first Douglass Fellow, in an online article published January 15, 2021. Four USC Gould students were named to prestigious fellowships, helping them advance their careers in public interest law. Mirelle Raza, Class of 2021, is the … Continue reading Douglass Fellow Highlighted by USC Gould School of Law