HTI Director of Legal Engagement Provides Insights on Human Trafficking in Supply Chains for Security Magazine

Security magazine recently interviewed Director of Legal Engagement Lindsey Roberson about mitigating risks of human trafficking in supply chains. Lindsey shared insights for companies about proactive identification of possible labor trafficking and prevention of trafficking through supply chain transparency. The article provides recommendations for businesses looking to prevent forced labor being used to create their … Continue reading HTI Director of Legal Engagement Provides Insights on Human Trafficking in Supply Chains for Security Magazine

CBS News Interviews HTI CEO on Key Trends in the Enforcement of U.S. Human Trafficking Laws

Following the release of the 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report, HTI CEO Victor Boutros spoke with CBS News anchor Anne-Marie Green about trends in the prosecution of human trafficking in the United States over the past two decades.  Boutros spoke about the demographics of victims seen in the Report: “Traffickers often prey on the existing … Continue reading CBS News Interviews HTI CEO on Key Trends in the Enforcement of U.S. Human Trafficking Laws

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

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 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