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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

Institute Highlighted in Dallas Morning News Op-Ed

Thomas S. Hibbs, president of The University of Dallas, wrote an Op-Ed for the Dallas Morning News, titled “Winning the human trafficking fight.” In the article, published on January 6, 2021, Hibbs highlights the work of the Institute and CEO Victor Boutros. Consistent enforcement is not a simple matter. It requires political will and the … Continue reading Institute Highlighted in Dallas Morning News Op-Ed

Director of Victim Services Debunks Trafficking Myths in Darling Article

In a December 17 Darling article, Fight the Fallacies: An Anti-Human Trafficking Expert’s Take on QAnon, Marie Martinez Israelite, Director of Victim Services, debunks a few of the most common falsehoods about human trafficking. Like many others in the anti-trafficking movement, I’m fired up after months of being bombarded with misinformation spread by QAnon about … Continue reading Director of Victim Services Debunks Trafficking Myths in Darling Article

Northwestern College Nominates Currier Wheeler for CCCU Young Alumni Award

Alyssa Currier Wheeler, the Institute’s Associate Legal Counsel, has been named Northwestern College’s nominee for the 2021 Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Young Alumni Award. The award recognizes an individual who has achieved uncommon leadership or success in a way that reflects the values of Christian higher education. The winner will be chosen … Continue reading Northwestern College Nominates Currier Wheeler for CCCU Young Alumni Award

Ugandan Media Outlet Highlights Work of Institute in Child Trafficking Cases

New Vision highlighted Special Counsel to Uganda Tyler Dunman in its September 17, 2020, article, “A push for safe spaces in courts for victims of child trafficking.” “We all have an obligation that the privacy and the confidentiality of victims are protected,” he said. Drawing from the PTIP Act, Dunman said judicial officers are part … Continue reading Ugandan Media Outlet Highlights Work of Institute in Child Trafficking Cases

Institute Awarded 2020 CARSI ESF Grant for Belize

The U.S. Embassy in Belize announced the Institute as one of four recipients of the 2020 Central America Regional Security Initiative, Economic Support Fund (CARSI ESF) grant on October 27, 2020. Theses grants support good governance, using civil society engagement to strengthen government effectiveness. The United States has invested more than $44 million (USD) since … Continue reading Institute Awarded 2020 CARSI ESF Grant for Belize

Darling Magazine Features Institute in Its ‘Nonprofit Spotlight’ Series

This month, Darling magazine highlights the Institute in its ‘Nonprofit Spotlight,’ a series that shines a light on nonprofits doing impactful work on the ground level. The article features an interview with Marie Martinez Israelite, the Institute’s Director of Victim Services. Darling got to chat with Marie about her role at The Human Trafficking Institute … Continue reading Darling Magazine Features Institute in Its ‘Nonprofit Spotlight’ Series